WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House adopted a resolution to affirm support of a peaceful transfer of power following comments from President Trump declining to commit to leaving office if he loses the election.
The vote almost received unanimous support on Tuesday with the final total coming to 397-5. All five votes in opposition were from Republicans.
One of the five included Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins. The four other republicans who voted against the resolution were Reps. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Steve King (Iowa) and Thomas Massie (Ky.)
Last week, the Senate unanimously voted to approve a similar resolution.
Higgins tells KATC that he supports the peaceful transition of power but believes the bill was a stunt by the Democrats. Read his full statement below:
“Clearly, I support a peaceful transition of power. This Bill was a Democrat stunt, intended as an attack against President Trump that falsely asserts an intention to resist a peaceful transition of Executive power after an uncontested election result. This is a distraction from the very real concern regarding large-scale election fraud.
“Democrats still refuse to accept the results of the 2016 election, and Hillary Clinton has already advised Joe Biden not to concede the election under any circumstances. Democrats’ hypocrisy on this issue is glaring. If you need further evidence, look to the bill sponsor’s continuous accusation that President Trump is a Russian spy.
“I will continue to vote no on gimmicks and politically-driven Congressional actions that seek to further divide our nation.”
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