Numerous GOP senators, governors and lawmakers once again side with the Democrats
Jamie White – November 22nd 2020, 11:30 am
Several Republican lawmakers have come out against President Trump in recent days, calling for him to concede the election to Joe Biden instead of contesting in the courts.
As if on cue, numerous Republican senators and governors made the morning talk show circuit to voice their discontent with Trump refusing to concede.
Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Trump should end his election fight.
“I agree there has to be an end. I frankly do think it’s time —well, it was past time to start a transition or at least to cooperate with the transition,” Cramer said. “I would rather have a president that has more than one day to prepare should Joe Biden end up winning this.”
President @realDonaldTrump has every right to pursue the legal avenues available to him.
It doesn’t matter if the media doesn’t like it.
As I told @chucktodd on @MeetThePress, the American people deserve to have confidence in the results of this election. pic.twitter.com/A4RFIArhkg— Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) November 22, 2020
Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) said Trump was turning America into a “banana republic” by contesting the election results.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he is “embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up” regarding President Trumps’ refusal to concede https://t.co/2wEl0kWIoX #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/ht8v9oi0O5— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 22, 2020
“Quite frankly, we used to supervise elections around the world, and we were the most respected country with respect to elections,” Hogan told CNN on Sunday. “Now we are beginning to look like we are a banana republic. Now it’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It’s more bizarre every single day, and, frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up.”
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Trump should move on because election fraud evidence “doesn’t exist.”
“What’s happened here, quite frankly, the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment,” Christie told ABC on Sunday.
“Yes,” Chris Christie tells @GStephanopoulos when asked if it’s time for President Trump to stop challenging the 2020 election results, adding that the president’s legal team has been a “national embarrassment.” https://t.co/9HKDetYpa5 pic.twitter.com/zuGivUyqYo— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 22, 2020
“The evidence has not been presented, and you must conclude. As Tucker Carlson even concluded the other night, that if you are unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn’t exist.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wisc.) issued a statement Saturday calling for Trump to present election fraud evidence to the public square or accept Biden as the winner.
“America is governed by the rule of law,” the chair of the House Republican Conference said in a statement. “The President and his lawyers have made claims of criminality and widespread fraud, which they allege could impact election results. If they have genuine evidence of this, they are obligated to present it immediately in court and to the American people.”
Trump responded to Cheney, telling her she’s just unhappy that he’s bringing the troops back from the Middle East quagmire her father Dick Cheney helped start in 2003.
Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election. You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong! https://t.co/elZ9X3wrAz— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2020
Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), two well-known Never Trump Republicans, issued statements on Thursday calling Trump’s refusal to concede “undemocratic.”
pic.twitter.com/S3kFsIRGmi— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 20, 2020
Here’s a statement on the Giuliani presser today from @BenSasse, who somehow is still somewhat alone — with a few exceptions — in the GOP in speaking out honestly and forthrightly about what’s happening. pic.twitter.com/E1wKzyY8ON— Jon Ward (@jonward11) November 20, 2020
Sen. Pat Toomy (R-Pa.) on Saturday called for Trump to “accept the outcome of the election,” and congratulated Biden and Kamala Harris.
Read my statement on today’s Pennsylvania federal court decision, and congratulating President-Elect Biden: https://t.co/tCCXWxIUoR pic.twitter.com/MaxfHCtK1x— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) November 22, 2020
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) also claimed Trump doesn’t have any evidence of election fraud or abuse, adding that the “voters have spoken.”
“You know what? The voters have spoken. No one has come up with any evidence of fraud or abuse. All 83 counties have certified their own election results,” Upton told CNN on Sunday.
“The voters spoke. And here, again, in Michigan, it’s not a razor thin margin. It’s 154,000 votes. You got to let those votes stand,” GOP Rep. Fred Upton says. “There’s no issues of fraud anywhere. … It’s over.” pic.twitter.com/UFEWlUekDl— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) November 22, 2020
Of course, RINO treachery isn’t complete without John Bolton, Trump’s former National Security Adviser, who said Trump is “throwing rocks through windows” by contesting the election.
“Well, I think Biden will be sworn in. I think the real question now is how much damage Trump can do before that happens,” Bolton told CNN on Sunday.
“The Republican Party is not going to be saved by hiding in a spider hole. We need all of our leaders to come out and say, ‘the election is over.’ We’re not talking about an abstract right for Trump to use his legal remedies. We’ve past that,” John Bolton says. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/CGKmG5mH2M— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 22, 2020
“I mean, right now, I think Trump is throwing rocks through windows. I think he is the political equivalent of a street rioter. I think he has given up on the legal issues.”
As “America First” proponent Nick Fuentes noted at the Georgia State Capitol Saturday, Trump’s revolution against the establishment began as a war against the Republican Party.
“I am done being tricked and betrayed and abused by the Republican Party, Fuentes shouted. “The Trump Revolution began in 2016 as a revolution against the Republican Party. The Republican Party, which before stood only for the donors and the special interests.”
As the Constitution provides, Trump is well within his rights to take up his case with the courts until Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021.
How many more Republicans will reveal themselves as craven bureaucrats before this is all over?
Time will tell.