While some Republicans and Democrats have gone on the offensive, supporting President Donald Trump and his efforts to question the legitimacy of the November elections, members of both parties have also called the President’s attempts an attack against Democracy, and one of those lawmakers is Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D).
Responding to comments made by Christopher Krebs, the former top federal government election security official, the Florida lawmaker said that her “family fled a communist dictatorship, so I’ve never taken America’s democracy for granted.”
Moreover, she expressed that “the President’s claims of election fraud are discredited and dangerous, nothing more than a cynical attempt to subvert the will of the American people.”
My family fled a communist dictatorship, so I’ve never taken America’s democracy for granted. The President’s claims of election fraud are discredited and dangerous, nothing more than a cynical attempt to subvert the will of the American people. https://t.co/XpwTCJmlb6
— Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) December 1, 2020
President Trump, who is obviously continuing to contest the 2020 election results, has maintained that he will cooperate with the transition process, but he has been stern on his effort to combat the election results, citing widespread voter fraud that projected Vice President Joe Biden (D) as the winner of the election.
However, this week brought difficulties to the Trump legal team after Attorney General William Barr announced in an Associated Press interview that the Department of Justice had found there was no widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the election, admitting that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
President Trump's move to continue contesting the 2020 election is furthering the divide in the political arena as many Democrats and Republicans have already welcomed the idea of an incoming Biden administration.