NBC's Kristen Welker Presses Tim Scott SIX Times to Accept 2024 Election Results

May 6th, 2024 3:00 PM

Does anyone remember Kristen Welker -- in her short tenure at the helm of NBC's Meet the Press -- pushing around a Democrat to answer a question SIX times? Last December, Welker pressed Ron DeSantis six times to condemn Trump calling radical leftists "vermin." On Sunday, she was back on the anti-Trump train, demanding SIX times that Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) pledge to accept the election results of 2024 long before we know what they are. 

The first answer could be "I don't know, Kristen. Has NBC accepted the 2016 election results yet? Because that's not what it looked like through the whole Russian-collusion fiasco." 

You can say this is a fair question, since Trump hasn't accepted the results of the last election. But this question certainly implies "will the Republicans accept their inevitable defeat?"

“You voted to certify the election results of 2020,” Welker said. Trump said “the exact opposite of what you said and did after 2020. Why would you want to be on a ticket with someone where there’s such a fundamental difference?”

“President Trump himself said he expects this election to be fair,” Scott replied. “He expects it to be honest, and he expects to win. That’s what the presidential candidate should expect. And I expect the exact same thing. And frankly, the American people agree with him.”

Then Welker began pressing Scott on his willingness to accept the 2024 results.

“Will you commit to accepting the election results of 2024: Bottom line?” Welker asked.

“At the end of the day, the 47th president of the United States will be President Donald Trump,” Scott said.

“Wait Senator,” Welker said, “Yes or no? Will you accept the election results of 2024 no matter who wins?”

Scott just said, “That is my statement."

Welker robotically repeated: “Just yes or no: Will you accept the election results of 2024?” Welker said.

The senator repeated: “I look forward to President Trump being the 47th president. Kristen, you can ask him multiple times—”

“Sir,” Welker pressed on. “Just a yes or no answer.”

“The American people will make the decision,” Scott replied. “And the decision will be for President Trump.”

Welker wouldn't let up, like she had a Jeff Zucker yelling into her earpiece. “I don’t hear you committing to the election results,” she said. “Will you commit to the election results?”

Then Scott called out her Democrat tilt. “This is why so many Americans believe that NBC is an extension of the Democrat Party. At the end of the day, I’ve said what I’ve said, and I know that the American people, their voices will be heard. And I believe that President Trump will be our next president.”

Welker fanatically tried a sixth time: “The hallmark of our democracy is that both candidates agree to a peaceful transfer of power,” she said. “So I’m asking you, as a potential VP nominee, will you accept to commit to the election results in this election cycle, no matter who wins? Just simply yes or no.”

“I expect President Trump to win the next election. Listen, I’m not going to ask to answer your hypothetical question,” Scott said.

In the same show, Welker interviewed Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and she didn't ask him anything six times.

But Welker also returned to quibbling with Sen. Scott when he said Democrats support abortion up to birth. That's a fact, NBC!