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McConnell, Stivers & Osborne hold news conference about Kentucky Republican Party

Published: Nov. 6, 2020 at 11:39 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was joined by House Speaker David Osborne and Senate President Robert Stivers in Frankfort Friday morning.

They called a press conference to talk about how Kentucky clearly turned red or is turning redder in the Tuesday elections, but McConnell didnt' want to address questions about the state of the presidential election.

McConnell was asked numerous times about the vote counting and what the outcome may be. He said he didn’t want to address hypotheticals and pointed us to a tweet he made:

Beyond that McConnell had little to say about the still-undecided U.S. presidential race.

“I’m not gonna answer any hypotheticals about where we go from here,” McConnell said. “I think this is ultimately going to be decided, exactly what I said in my tweet. You’re gonna have contests, you’re gonna have court decisions, that’s how we settle these kinds of disputes in this country.”

McConnell did say, regardless of what happens, he does expect to see a peaceful transfer of power if Biden wins, as has been the case since 1792.

It’s interesting to note that right in the middle of another question being asked, McConnell left the room, walked out of the building and got into a black SUV which drove off, leaving while Osborne and Stivers were still answering other questions.

Both Osborne and Stivers said that Republicans won races in difficult, Democratic areas where the headwinds were against them.

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