Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Sunday fired back against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said on the Senate floor last week that the Democrats should have chosen a leader who is not an “election denier.” These comments were in relation to many questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election results.
Jeffries, during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” was asked by anchor George Stephanopoulos if he had any comments regarding McConnell’s remarks that Jeffries had said that Trump would never be accepted in history as a legitimate President.
Jeffries said that this is part of the Republican playbook where facts are not important and that there is widespread hypocrisy. He added that in his opinion his views are clear. He had supported the certification of Donald Trump’s election and had even gone to the inauguration despite many in his county pushing him to do otherwise. He added that he always found ways to negotiate with the Biden administration and that in general, his “track record speaks for itself.”
He added that at the same time he will always be critical of the former President and that he is not alone in his criticisms.
Jeffries had previously referred to Trump as a “fake president” which is what McConnell was pointing out when he said that Jeffries was an election denier” who had claimed the 2016 presidential elections had been illegitimate”.