Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called on
President Donald Trump to concede the election and accused his
lawyers of spreading “baseless conspiracy theories” without
evidence to continue their challenges to the election results.
Ryan made the comments Tuesday while speaking at the Bank of
America’s virtual European Credit Conference.
“I think maybe even more important is that these legal
challenges to the outcome and the attacks on our voting system
really need to stop, in my opinion. The outcome will not be
changed, and it will only serve to undermine our faith in our
system of government, our faith in our democracy,” said Ryan,
He went on to criticize the president’s legal team for the
accusations they made about massive voter fraud in the
“I know firsthand what it’s like to lose a national election,
and it is a terrible feeling. It is not pleasant, and I know there
are a lot of people in this country who are really disappointed,”
said Ryan, who was the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012.
“But I think it’s really important that we’re clear about this,
which is the mere fact that the president’s lawyers throw these
sort of baseless conspiracy theories out at press conferences but
offer no evidence of these in court tells you that there is not the
kind of widespread voter fraud or systemic voter fraud that would
be required to overturn the outcome of this election,” he
‘Don’t be a cutie pie’
In response to the comments from Paul Ryan, Trump campaign
adviser Jenna Ellis retweeted a dismissive message from pro-Trump
entertainers “Diamond and Silk” and offered her own mockery.
“As President Trump would say… Don’t be a cutie pie, Paul
Ryan,” Ellis tweeted.
As President Trump would say… Don’t be a cutie pie, Paul
Ryan. COUNT ALL LEGAL VOTES! https://t.co/DcV8m8uMLl
— Jenna Ellis (@Jenna Ellis)1606251141.0
“COUNT ALL LEGAL VOTES!” she added.
On Monday, the government office in charge of the presidential
transition process sent
a letter to former Vice President Joe Biden confirming that the
process could begin. Trump tweeted soon afterward and signaled
his support for the transition to begin, but added that the legal
challenges would continue.
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