“Every American” should accept the results of the 2024 election

Former President Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that “every American should accept the results” of the upcoming presidential election, as some Republicans repeatedly refuse to say whether they will accept the results, regardless of who wins.

Speaking to CNN’s “Inside Politics,” McCarthy also blasted Democrats for challenging “every Republican president elected since George Bush,” specifically blaming Maryland’s Democratic representative. Jamie Raskin for saying “Trump should be impeached before he even takes the oath of office.”

“This is a question for the entire American public. We have to go beyond that,” McCarthy added.

In late 2020, McCarthy signed an amicus brief alongside other Republican members of Congress urging the Supreme Court to consider a Texas lawsuit challenging election results in several swing states.

He also voted against certifying the January election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania. On January 6, 2021, joining 138 of his House colleagues in objecting to some states’ election results.

Earlier Sunday, Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that he would “certainly” accept the results of the upcoming election.

“This has always been the case, because in America the peaceful transfer of power is sacrosanct,” Jeffries said, adding: “It’s one of the reasons why many Americans – Democrats, independents and mainstream Republicans — were troubled by the election denial or denial that we saw coming from the other side of the aisle.

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