Sen. Cory Booker said Wednesday that he’s “concerned” President Donald Trump might refuse to concede if he loses the 2020 presidential race and declared that he’d “sooner die” than let that happen.
“I would sooner die. And I mean that very seriously, I would sooner die than to see my nation’s constitutional tradition of peaceful transfers of power to be vacated by a demagogue who won’t humble himself,” the New Jersey Democrat, a former 2020 presidential candidate, said during an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Clay Cane Show.”
His comments come as the President continues to push unfounded claims about voter fraud ahead of November’s general election. Before his win in 2016, Trump had said he would accept the election results “if I win.”