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Politics Former Trump national security adviser blasts president for remarks not committing to peaceful transition of power

03:03  25 september  2020
03:03  25 september  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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President Donald Trump 's stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power was mostly dismissed by Republicans on Capitol Hill, with many downplaying the remarks as merely rhetoric and others deflecting questions about a comment that Democrats fear could threaten a fundamental

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Former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster chided President Trump for initially declining to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the election.

H. R. McMaster wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera © Provided by Washington Examiner

McMaster said Trump's answer echoed what the "founders feared" about loyalty to political parties over the country. He also criticized those saying the U.S. military should have a role in the transition of power.

"Did you ever think you'd hear that coming from a president of the United States?" CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked.

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said a president not committing to the Republican Senator and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney tweeted a thinly veiled "Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power ; without that, there is Belarus," he

"No, Wolf. This is very disappointing," McMaster said. "And really this is something that our founders feared. If you go back to the Federalist Papers and look at what James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote about, they wrote about the danger of factions and how factions, which they meant political parties, if we identify with them more than we identify with our republic, that that could lead to violence and so forth. So, I think we just all have to demand that our leaders restore confidence in our democratic principles and institutions and processes."

McMaster added it was "equally irresponsible" for individuals, such as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, to suggest the U.S. military would need to be involved in the transition of power should Trump refuse to concede.

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Do you commit to make sure that there’s a peaceful transferral of power ?” Still Trump refused to The president declined to offer his own perspective or comfort for million aggrieved by another case of Speaking of which, the president was ruminating on Covid-19 when he called his latest adviser

Meanwhile, Romney blasted Trump 's remarks on Wednesday by making a comparison to Belarus, where citizens are protesting the reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko, which the opposing parties "Nothing defines our Constitutional Republic more than the peaceful transition of power .

"The military should have nothing to do with partisan politics and nothing to do with even any talk about a transition between administrations," he said.

On Wednesday, Trump ignited concern among critics that he would not accept a peaceful transition of power after failing to give a clear answer to a question posed by Playboy journalist Brian Kareem.

"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,” said Trump. "Get rid of the ballots, and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation."

However, on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that Trump would "accept the results of a free and fair election," though the president has continually raised concerns about voter fraud due to mail-in voting.

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