Republicans In Name Only: Cheney, Romney Implore Trump To 'Concede & Leave'

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 23 November 2020 05:45

Liz Cheney on Saturday asked President Trump to respect "the sanctity of our electoral process" if he fails to prove his voter fraud allegations.

"America is governed by the rule of law," the chair of the House Republican Conference announced. "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."

"If the President cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process,” she continued.

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and others in House leadership have generously backed The President as he challenges the election results and proceeds to baselessly claim he won the race.

Sen. Susan Collins on Friday joined the minority of Republicans willing to speak out against Trump, saying that by declining to concede Trump was refusing President-elect Joe Biden access to briefings, office space and government resources he would require in the lead up to his inauguration.

Collins also criticized Trump for attempting to "pressure" state election officials struggling to certify their results, including hosting a committee of Michigan lawmakers at the White House.

"There is a right way and a wrong way to compile the evidence and mount legal challenges in our courts," the Maine senator said. "The wrong way is to attempt to pressure state election officials. That undermines the public's faith in our election results without evidence and court rulings to support the allegations."

Still, the number of congressional Republicans willing to go against The President or his base is still relatively small. Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn — a strong Trump ally — backpedaled after referring to Biden as "president-elect" in an interview on Friday. Her office later explained that she "misspoke."

Meanwhile, Trump proceeds to claim that there was voter fraud without presenting any evidence. "Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia. Stay tuned!" he tweeted Saturday morning. Georgia declared its results Friday.

A group of Pennsylvania Republican voters and candidates, led by Rep. Mike Kelly, registered a new lawsuit Saturday doubting the vote-by-mail system the state used for the Nov. 3 election and proceeded to join the Trump campaign’s continuous federal lawsuit attempting to block certification of the state's presidential election results.

Kelly’s suit filed in the state’s Commonwealth Court early Saturday argues that the vote-by-mail option established by the state legislature in October 2019 violates the state constitution.

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's

Start your own discussion or comment on someone else's