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GOP lawmakers distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power

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Several high-profile Republicans on Thursday pushed back on President Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses in November, though all stopped short of rebuking the president directly.

The criticisms, in a series of tweets that didn’t mention Trump by name, came from Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), a former presidential rival of Trump four years ago, and Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012.

Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the highest-ranking GOP woman in Congress, and Rep. Steve Stivers (Ohio), who previously headed the House GOP’s campaign operation, also rejected Trump's decision not to embrace a peaceful transfer of power 40 days before the election.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who frequently refuses to weigh in on Trump's controversial comments, maintained that there would be an “orderly” transition in January.
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These people will say anything to cover up Trump's plan to seize power through SCOTUS & the Electoral college.
 
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