“We’ve been transferring the office of the presidency from one person to the next since 1796. I’m confident it’s going to happen again in January 2025 after President Trump finishes his second term,” Cotton said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
When pressed on whether he found Trump’s lack of a commitment, Cotton asserted, “What the president was saying, is that he’s not going to concede in advance — especially when you have so many states changing the rules at the very last minute for mail-in balloting.”
“He’s since said, that if there ‘a clear winner, if the court settles a contested election, that, of course, he will [accept the results],” he added.
Cotton also expressed his belief that Trump will win the Nov. 3 general election.
Additionally, he accused Democrats of “projecting some of their own intentions on Donald Trump.”
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"We've been transferring the office of the presidency from one person to the next since 1796. I'm confident it's going to happen again in January 2025 after President Trump finishes his second term," says GOP Sen. Tom Cotton #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/ItcBOPNEpR— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 27, 2020
The concerns about whether or not there will be a peaceful transfer of power have risen to the forefront of the discussion after Trump did not commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transfer of power, as IJR reported.
When asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Trump said, “We’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots. And the ballots are a disaster.”
Later, Trump said, “We want to make sure the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can.”
Trump’s comments sparked swift backlash, and the Senate passed a resolution to reaffirm its commitment to a peaceful transfer of power.