Democrats call Trump ‘gravest threat to democracy’ over his questioning of election results

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attacked President Trump on Thursday for announcing he would accept the result of the election if it ends up at the Supreme Court due to mail-in voting problems.

Democrats accused the president of suggesting in those comments that he would not accept a peaceful transition of power.

“It’s no surprise again because the president has been contemptible of science and governance,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, said Thursday. “I have confidence that he won’t get away with saying, for example, ‘I won with the popular vote on the ground to vote in the mail doesn’t count.’”

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