November 10, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kansas Republicans Undermine American Democracy for Political Gain

Topeka, KS – After Joseph R. Biden’s commanding electoral victory, Kansas’ Republican leaders continue to carry water for former President Trump at the expense of American democracy.

Today, Secretary of State and former KS-04 Congressman Mike Pompeo undermined the will of the American people, claiming: “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”

As reported by the Kansas City Star, former Senator Pat Roberts and Senator Jerry Moran have refused to acknowledge President-elect Biden’s victory and are instead perpetuating Donald Trump’s baseless claims to instill doubt in our electoral process. Despite recognizing his own victory, Senator-elect Roger Marshall is already proving to be a hyper partisan rubber-stamp by valuing his Party-bosses over the issues that matter most to hardworking Kansans.

“The American people have spoken and resoundingly elected Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States,” said KDP Chair Vicki Hiatt. “Make no mistake, the dangerous hyperpartisanship on display from our chief diplomat and Republican leaders is undermining the public’s faith in our elections and our democracy. Their rhetoric will pose calamitous repercussions for our nation’s future. Hardworking Kansans deserve better from their representatives.”

In September, Congressman-elect Tracey Mann, Congressman Ron Estes and Senator-elect Roger Marshall refused to comment on Trump’s prior opposition to a peaceful transition of power.

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