Scarborough: Republicans ‘Should Win’ Georgia Senate Runoff Unless ‘They Follow The Madness Of Trump’


David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Monday that Republicans “should win” two Senate runoff elections in Georgia unless they become caught up in “the madness” of contesting the presidential election like President Donald Trump.

Scarborough was speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s silence on whether Trump should concede or continue fighting the election.

“This is nonsense. You don’t have to ask where Mitch McConnell is. Mitch McConnell knows how to count votes. Mitch McConnell knows this election’s over,” Scarborough said.

The MSNBC host suggested that McConnell is focused on “winning those two Georgia seats, which he should win, unless Republicans really foul things up over the next several weeks — which they could do … if they follow the madness of Donald Trump’s claims.” (RELATED: Lindsey Graham: ‘If We Don’t Fight Back In 2020, We’re Never Going To Win’ The Presidency Again)

Incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is running against Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock while her colleague incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue is hoping to defeat a challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is also focused on the Georgia Senate election and said Saturday at a rally in New York City, “Now we take Georgia, then we change the world,” adding that Democrats could then “change America.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski said Trump contesting the election is “traitorous, actually, to the process that our country has in place for a peaceful transition.”

“Do they really want to follow the path of Rudy Giuliani?” Scarborough asked, alluding to Giuliani’s promise to “expose the corruption of the Democratic Party” that he says resulted in extensive voter fraud during the presidential election. (RELATED: Ric Grenell: Trump Campaign Is ‘Not Being Allowed To Check’ Ballots At Nevada Polling Stations)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures after speaking during election night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, early on November 4, 2020. - Democrat Joe Biden said early Wednesday he believes he is "on track" to defeating US President Donald Trump, and called for Americans to have patience with vote-counting as several swing states remain up in the air. "We believe we are on track to win this election," Biden told supporters in nationally broadcast remarks delivered in his home city of Wilmington, Delaware, adding: "It ain't over until every vote is counted." (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures after speaking during election night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, early on Nov. 4, 2020.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite Biden’s declared victory, Trump said Saturday that the race is “far from over” and cited “legitimate” legal challenges that he says will still bring him victory.

The Trump campaign has alleged that Republican observers were barred from scrutinizing the counting of ballots in battleground states like Pennsylvania and Nevada. Some videos circulating on the internet purporting to show voting fraud have been debunked as inaccurate.