Straw grasping

GOP Senator Roy Blunt denies Biden’s victory & CNN’s Dana Bash looks totally irked

“The president-elect will be the president-elect when the electors vote for him.”

Those are the words of Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, refusing to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the 2020 election.

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He gave the comments to CNN’s Dana Bash, who despite doing her best at staying neutral, clearly looked disappointed. She’s not alone.

Politico made a curious comparison, however, to a 2016 statement Blunt released the day after the election in which he congratulated Donald Trump on beating Hillary Clinton, calling Trump the “president-elect.”