Kellyanne Conway recognizes Biden as apparent winner
Kellyanne conwayKellyanne ConwayOvernight Defense & National Security – Iron Dome funding clears Sean Spicer and Russ Vought to sue Biden over Naval Council impeachment Youngkin leads McAuliffe among likely voters: MORE poll, former adviser and adviser to the White House at President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas Announces Four-County Election Audit After Trump Schumer’s Demand Establishes Monday Debt Ceiling-Government Funding Bill Showdown Pennsylvania AG Suits to Block GOP Subpoenas in Election Inquiry MORE, recognized Joe bidenJoe BidenTexas announces an election audit in four counties after Trump asked Pennsylvania AG to prosecute GOP subpoenas in an election inquiry. as the apparent winner of the presidential race in an interview aired Friday.
“If you look at the vote totals in the Electoral College tally, it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala harrisKamala Harris Biden Appeals to Major Bank Skeptical for Top Regulatory Position Harris Unveils 0M Commitment to New Global Health Fund Senate Advances Consumer Office Choice Biden After Panel Deadlock MORE will prevail, ”Conway said in an interview with The 19th. “I guess the voters will certify that and it will be official. We, as a nation, will move forward, because we always do. “
Conway, the former Trump campaign manager in 2016, acknowledged that the president continued to “exhaust all legal avenues” to challenge the results and said he had the right to do so.
But she also stressed the need for a peaceful transition of power, noting the General Services Administration’s decision last week to recognize Biden as the winner so the transition can officially begin. Trump signaled his own approval of the decision last week and also authorized Biden to receive the President’s Daily Brief, a classified intelligence report given to the president daily.
“We want the engines of government to keep running,” Conway said.
His public comments are noteworthy as many of Trump’s allies did not acknowledge Biden’s victory, with the president disputing the results. Trump repeated foolish and baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud in the election and falsely claimed he won the states he lost to Biden.
The Trump campaign has produced no evidence to back up its claims, and its prosecution has largely failed so far. Biden was cast as the winner of the presidential race nearly a month ago, and the swing states where the president has launched court challenges have certified results showing Biden’s victory.
Conway’s remarks come after Attorney General Guillaume BarrBill BarrTrump pushes back book claims, says he spent “virtually no time” discussing elections with Lee, Graham Woodward: Milley “was putting reasonable precautions in place” with calls to China Inquiry Barr-Durham fails to produce a PLUS main event again told The Associated Press this week that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread electoral fraud that would nullify the election results. Trump expressed disappointment at Barr’s comments on Thursday, insisting the election was “rigged” against him.
Conway was one of Trump’s longest-serving White House advisers. She quit her post as a White House adviser at the end of August, saying she wanted to focus on family matters.