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Sen. Murphy: Anyone Who Supports Sen. Hawley Is Engaging In "The Attempted Overthrow Of Democracy"


Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) denounced Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell for his intention to object to the Electoral College certification on January 6.

"Josh Hawley and anyone who supports his effort are engaged in the attempted overthrow of democracy. There is no evidence that there was any fraud," Murphy said.

"Senator Hawley apparently believes that if a Democrat wins the presidential race it must be illegitimate by definition, even absent any actual evidence of misbehavior," Murphy told Mitchell. "Joe Biden is still going to be president, there won't be enough votes to overturn the Electoral College."

"What he is doing, and those who support him, are doing is breeding in the American public and certainly amongst the hardcore Trump supporters, this belief that the election itself was illegitimate and that anytime a Democrat wins it must be illegitimate," Murphy accused.

"That is ultimately going to potentially end in the overthrow in democracy," the Senator warned. "At some point, there will be a successful attempt by Republicans at the state level, or national level, to throw out a legitimate election just because a Democrat won."

"We don't do this in this country," Murphy said. "We put our country before our party and our personal beliefs. Senator Hawley's efforts are not going to change the result of the election but they pose a great threat to American democracy. Maybe not this year, 2 years from now, 4 years from now, absolutely."
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