Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) makes a few remarks at The Fair Elections Now Act news conference at Capitol Hill on April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that he disagrees with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should not concede to President Donald Trump “under any circumstances.”
In an August interview for Showtime’s “The Circus,” Clinton said, “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances, because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch, and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is.”
When asked whether he agrees with her comments, Durbin said, “No, I don’t. I disagree with Hillary Clinton. I respect her, I like her, but I think she’s just flat-out wrong. The election itself is going to be announced. The winner will be announced at some point. It will take longer with all the paper ballots that are being cast.
“But at some point, I hope my choice, Joe Biden, is elected president, but if we are going to maintain a democracy, peaceful transition through an election is the only way to do it. Just look at the streets of Belarus today, if you want to see the alternative. We don’t need that in America. Whoever the winner is, if it’s clear and legal, that should be announced, and the other party should concede,” he said.
When asked whether he’s convinced that it’s going to be a fair election, Durbin said, “I hope so, George, but we have so much meddling going on here. We have the Russians still at work, the Chinese, perhaps the Iranians and others. We certainly have conspiracy theorists in this country.
“We have what I consider to be corruption of the media. To think that we’re broadcasting through social media things which are truly false is really misleading the American people. We need and should have a much better approach to this than we currently do, and I worry about the outcome,” the senator said.