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Paul Ryan urges Trump to accept defeat — but gets ridiculed for taking so long to say it

November 24, 2020 in Blogs

By Alex Henderson

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan has been keeping a low profile since exiting the U.S. House of Representatives in early January 2019, but this week, the Wisconsin Republican spoke out about the results of the 2020 presidential election — and he made it clear that he considers Joe Biden president-elect of the United States.

During Bank of America’s European Credit Conference on Tuesday, Ryan called for an “orderly transfer of power.” The former House speaker, according to Politico, said, “So, the election is over. The outcome is certain, and I really think the orderly transfer of power — that is one of the most uniquely fundamental American components of our political system.”

President Donald Trump and employees of his campaign have refused to accept the election results, filing a long list of lawsuits and making the baseless claim that Trump was robbed of a victory because of widespread voter fraud. But Ryan obviously doesn’t buy into that, and he stressed that Trump needs to accept the fact that Biden won.

Noting that the General Services Administration has formally moved to begin the transition from Trump’s outgoing administration to Biden’s incoming administration, Ryan explained, “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.”

Ryan knows what it’s like to be part of a losing presidential ticket. In the 2012 presidential election, he was Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate — and Ryan debated then-Vice President Biden during 2012′s vice presidential debate. Much to Ryan’s disappointment, Romney lost the election when President Barack Obama won a second term. The former congressman acknowledged that it is a “terrible feeling” to “lose a national election.”

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