Alexander, who’s retiring from the U.S. Senate after three phrases, is among the many minority of Republicans on the Hill who’ve been receptive to the concept Biden really gained the election. Trump has steadfastly refused to concede, telling Fox Information in an interview that aired Sunday morning: “It isn’t over. We preserve going and we’ll proceed to go ahead.”
In discussing threats made in opposition to election officers in varied states, Alexander seemed to historical past to say that the flexibility to switch energy in a peaceable trend is without doubt one of the key options of a democracy.
“I feel a very powerful factor for our nation, as George Washington mentioned when it was based, is just not the primary election, however the second election, the orderly switch of energy. I feel something that detracts from that isn’t good for our democracy,” he mentioned. “I feel something that detracts from that isn’t good for our democracy. And other people could make their very own judgment about whether or not the president’s performing appropriately or not.”
Alexander additionally decried the proliferation of lawsuits coming from Trump’s marketing campaign and different supporters of Trump making an attempt to overturn outcomes.
“I do not suppose his attorneys have a proper to go to courtroom with specious lawsuits with no proof,” Alexander mentioned.
One other well-known Tennessean, former Vice President Al Gore, mentioned he hoped the voting by the Electoral Faculty would put an finish to the fiction that Trump gained the election — and compel Republicans afraid of Trump’s wrath to cease parroting his statements alongside these strains.
“There are issues extra necessary than bowing to the concern of a demagogue,” he mentioned on CNN’s “State of the Union.”