Paul Ryan Says Trump Should Accept that Election is Over

Former Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, on Tuesday stated that President Donald Trump needs to move forward with a peaceful transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden. 

According to Politico, Ryan, during a speech at the Bank of America’s virtual European Credit Conference said that Trump should accept that “the General Services Administration ascertained the election.”

Additionally, he stated that the Trump campaign should stop its legal processes in multiple swing states, noting they have failed to produce evidence of voter fraud.  

“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,” he said.

“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,” he added.  

Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, said he understands the disappointment of losing an election, but he’s confident that the results are correct and the unfounded claims of Trump’s legal team are “doing damage to our country, to our democratic institutions and norms.” 

“It is not pleasant, and I know there are a lot of people in this country who are really disappointed. But I think it’s really important that we’re clear about this, which is the mere fact that the president’s lawyers throw these sort of baseless conspiracy theories out at press conferences but offer no evidence of these in court tells you that there is not the kind of widespread voter fraud or systemic voter fraud that would be required to overturn the outcome of this election,” he 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,” he added.  

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