While speaking on the Senate floor, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted the Democrats’ newly elected House leader, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) — calling him out for being an “election denier,” a phrase that the Democrats have recently popularized as an attack against conservatives.
The Republican senator pointed out that Jeffries had pushed false election claims about 2016, noting that the Democrat congressman had called former President Donald Trump a “fake president” who won an “illegitimate” election.
“The newly elected incoming leader of House Democrats is a past election denier who basically said the 2016 election was ‘illegitimate’ and suggested that we had a ‘fake president,’” McConnell said, referring to Jeffries. “He’s also mounted reckless attacks on our independent judiciary and said that justices he didn’t like have ‘zero legitimacy.’”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from the Senate floor this morning on Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: "The newly elected incoming leader of House Democrats is a past election denier, who basically said the 2016 election was 'illegitimate' & suggested that we had a 'fake president'." pic.twitter.com/MX4dF8ST7j
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 1, 2022
McConnell cited the left’s new favorite attack against conservatives, “election denier,” which they have used relentlessly to smear anyone who dares to raise concerns about fraud, irregularities or even unconstitutional rule changes in the 2020 election — and now the 2022 election.
Conveniently, the Democrats appear to have forgotten their own “election-denying” past. Fortunately, the RNC Research account posted a ten-minute video compilation of prominent Democrats denying the results of various elections.
Hakeem Jeffries fits right in.
MUST WATCH: 10 minutes of Democrats denying election results.pic.twitter.com/bJRbzEcIO2
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 17, 2022
McConnell’s speech roasting the Democrat election denier came just one day after Jeffries was elected as the Democrat leader of the House — though he is actually the second election denier to hold that position, following Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who falsely claimed in 2017 that “Our election was hijacked. There is no question.”
Jeffries has actually denied the legitimacy of U.S. elections on at least nine separate occasions. He falsely claimed that the 2016 election was “illegitimate,” and said that Trump was “artificially” made president.
In 2019, the Democrat congressman once again made false claims about the 2016 election — stating that there was a “cloud of illegitimacy that continues to hang over” the Trump administration and arguing that Democrats should “try to figure out what the heck happened.”
Later that same year, Jeffries once again falsely asserted that “the cloud of illegitimacy hanging over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. grows stronger by the day.”
Another example of Jeffries’ election denial came in a tweet from 2020, in which he falsely claimed that “History will never accept” Trump “as a legitimate President.”
In November 2020, Jeffries tweeted "history will never accept" Trump "as a legitimate President." pic.twitter.com/D9bMaEm5H7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 22, 2022