January 03, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement after the Washington Post published audio of President Donald Trump attempting to pressure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to alter the election results and “find” votes to falsely declare Trump the victor of Georgia’s electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election.
“President Trump’s efforts to pressure the Georgia Secretary of State into actual election fraud would make Richard Nixon blush. Let’s call this what it is: an overt, corrupt attempt to overturn the will of the voters. We would rightly condemn this behavior if it occurred in another nation, and we should oppose it even more forcefully at home.
“My colleagues who are supporting this week’s anti-democratic sideshow should listen to this recording, and think twice about if they’re truly ready to go down in history with a President who so clearly and desperately wants to delegitimize democracy.”
Earlier today, Senator King released a statement emphasizing the dangers created by President Trump and his Congressional allies who continue to launch election misinformation, calling the efforts “one of the most serious assaults upon our country’s democratic system in American history.”