President Donald Trump’s attempt to reject the US election result came mostly from the silence of Republican leaders in Congress hours after Democratic Joe Biden was declared the winner.
In the immediate aftermath of the television network and the Associated Press calling the election for Biden, the party’s top officials in Washington, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other members of his leadership team, did not respond to the results, even That even some Republican-coalition external groups like the US Chamber of Commerce congratulated for the presidential election.
McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, tweeted on Friday that every legal vote should be counted, and that courts are available to settle disputes. But his office had no response to the race when contacted on Saturday.
A handful of Grand Old Party (GOP) representatives in the House strictly defended the President and questioned the results.
Despite his loss to Biden, Trump continues to hold a tight grip on Republican voters that some of the GOP will tolerate their time in the White House, putting any party member at risk who would be an olive for the Democratic winner Let us expand the branch. Many also credit the president for helping him pull weak Republican Senate incumbents for re-election in South Carolina, Iowa and other states.
Now, control of the Senate will be decided by runoff in Georgia until January 2, and Republican leaders will be wary of severing the party’s base with any quick congratulations to Biden before a concession from Trump.
Some of Trump’s most outspoken allies in Congress led the president, saying the election had not yet been decided, but most of them did not repeat their earlier allegations of widespread fraud.
The potential candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, focused on media organizations that called the election in favor of Biden, not to say how the winner would be determined.
“When all valid votes have been counted, expired, and allegations of fraud have been addressed, we will know who the winner is,” Havel tweeted.
Second Republican Leader of the House, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, said on Twitter that there were “serious legal challenges” that have yet to be resolved.
“The election is not over until all the legal votes are counted and certified,” Scalise tweeted.
Several Republicans participated in the Georgia Senate contest, which would determine whether Republicans could thwart Biden’s agenda on taxes, spending, and climate change.
Texas Senator John Cornyn wrote on Twitter, “A Democratic majority in the Senate will advance the radical agenda of the Left.”
Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia referred to the seats as a “last line of defense” for Republicans as part of a fundraising appeal on Twitter, leading a runoff against Democrat Rafael Warnock.
Utah’s Senator Mitt Romney, the only Republican to vote to indict Trump in the impeachment trial in January and remove him from office, was the first Senate Republican to congratulate Biden.
Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, a senior Republican who is retiring, issued a statement that seemed to be a warning against Trump disputing the end result.
“After counting every valid vote and allowing the courts to settle disputes, it is important to respect and accept the outcome immediately,” he said. “The transfer or reaffirmation of immense power after the presidential election is the most enduring symbol of our democracy.”
In the House, a handful of GOP members created uproar.
Michigan representative Fred Upton said on Twitter that it is time for a “bridge split”.
Upton said in a tweet, “I am extending my hand and am committed to working with President Election and with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Congress.”
Republican Representative Tom Reid of New York issued a statement stating that the votes should be continued “transparently”.
“However, out of respect and in terms of the moment, I offer my congratulations for the presidential election,” Reid said.
But Trump loyalists in the House countered media calls in the race, even if the sequence of events was specific.
Georgia Rep. Jody Hais said in a tweet, “The mainstream media, on behalf of the Democrat media, is trying to convince the American people.” “this.”
Arizona Republican Representative Andy Biggs drew a raft of blasphemous and false claims against Democrats, occasional Trump Republicans, and the news media, and called on the president’s supporters to take every legal avenue to protest and fight.
He also suggested a fight over the Electoral College. “Those who demand grace from Trump supporters as we watch the nation steal from us, deny the crisis with a ferocious beast who will consume our freedom and chain the American people,” Biggs wrote on Townhall. com. “We should urge legislators to confirm Trump’s electorate when the electoral results are manipulated by leftists by vote thieves.”
In contrast, trade groups, including the Chamber, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation, indicated that they had accepted the result and were ready to move forward.
“The makers trust the democratic process, and the vote count is sufficiently clear that the network has convinced a winner,” Jay Timmons, the group’s chief executive, said in a statement. “We pledge to continue our leadership, especially as we race towards a vaccine, and we will work with the Biden-Harris administration along with the new Congress to achieve economic reform and American renewal.”
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