Pete Buttigieg shuts out Republican election naysayers with 7 words about democracy

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg On Monday, I shared what he described as a key principle of democracy: “If you lose, accept the consequences.”

A senior Biden administration official was asked by Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” about the alarming number of Republican candidates questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election that Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden. rice field.

“One of the most important principles in democracy is to accept the consequences when you lose,” said the former Democratic presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. “And I had to do it. Winning is a lot more fun than losing. I did both.”

“The reason this is so important is that we expect the same from citizens when it comes to policy making,” he added. “Part of what it means to live in a democracy is that we all have this process of making decisions that we all have to follow, both those who agreed with the decisions and those who opposed them.”

“So if we have to accept the consequences of each of these policy choices, the people who make them have to accept the consequences when we choose which one we are in charge of. It’s fair. That’s how the deal works.”

Washington Post analysis Published earlier this month A majority of Republican candidates who voted for House, Senate and statewide offices in the November elections have either denied or questioned the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, it found. Of the 300 Republican election opponents, most will probably winreported by the Post.

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