Mr. Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, appealed directly to Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, during his “Morning Joe” cable program and pushed him to ensure the presidential transition process moves forward.
“Mitch McConnell knows,” he said. “The legal challenges have all failed. They’re going to fail. There is no way forward for this president.”
“The question, Mitch, is how much longer are you going to hold American democracy in suspended animation?” he asked. “How much longer are you going to undermine what really does lay at the heart of American democracy, and that is the peaceful transfer of power?”
“It’s what makes this so sick, Mitch,” said Mr. Scarborough. “This isn’t about undermining Americans’ faith in Joe Biden, one man, one party. It’s about undermining America’s faith in democracy. In the rule of law. And that’s what you’re doing right now. The gig is up.”
Preliminary results of the presidential race show Mr. Biden beat Mr. Trump, as projected by virtually all major polls. The president has not conceded and is challenging the outcome in court, however.
Mr. Scarborough, 57, represented Florida’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from 1995 to 2001. He started his cable TV career two years later.
A message requesting comment from Mr. McConnell‘s office was not immediately returned.
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