S. RES. 718
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 24, 2020
Mr. Manchin (for himself, Mr. Carper, Mr. Schatz, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Mr. Coons) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to
Reaffirming the Senate's commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes.
Whereas the United States is founded on the principle that our Government derives its power from the consent of the governed and that the people have the right to change their elected leaders through elections;
Whereas our domestic tranquility, national security, general welfare, and civil liberties depend upon the peaceful and orderly transfer of power; and
Whereas any disruption occasioned by the transfer of the executive power could produce results detrimental to the safety and well-being of the United States and its people: Now, therefore, be it
That the Senate—
reaffirms its commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States; and
intends that there should be no disruptions by the President or any person in power to overturn the will of the people of the United States.