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‘The Presidential Election Is Over’: GOP Lawmakers Inform Trump It’s Time To Transfer On

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After the Electoral Faculty formally formalized President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Monday, a rising variety of Republican lawmakers are telling Donald Trump that it’s time to maneuver on.

Even South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the crucial shameless Trump sellouts of the previous 4 years, appeared to acknowledged that Biden is headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, saying he would work with the president-elect wherever doable.

In an announcement, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander informed Trump that it’s time to maneuver on and settle for the clear consequence of the 2020 election.

“The presidential election is over,” the Tennessee Republican mentioned. “I hope that President Trump will put nation first, take pleasure in his appreciable accomplishments, and assist president-elect Biden get off to a great begin.”

Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman additionally issued an announcement on Monday acknowledging the truth that Biden would be the subsequent president.

“The orderly switch of energy is a trademark of our democracy, and though I supported President Trump, the Electoral Faculty vote at present makes clear that Joe Biden is now President-Elect,” Sen. Portman said.

These statements observe an earlier admission by South Dakota GOP Sen. John Thune that Biden gained the election.

“It’s time for everyone to maneuver on,” Sen. Thune mentioned.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported on a handful different GOP senators, together with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, and others who’re lastly admitting what a lot of the nation has recognized for weeks.

Sorry, GOP, however you get no credit score for accepting actuality now

Republicans are hoping that issuing weak statements acknowledging Joe Biden’s victory will fully erase how they humored Donald Trump’s tried coup over the previous month – however it gained’t.

For weeks, they watched as Trump tried to overturn the desire of the American folks by tossing out thousands and thousands of lawful votes forged in battleground states – and these GOP officers both stayed silent or aided Trump’s efforts.

It’s nice {that a} rising variety of Republican lawmakers are lastly keen to simply accept the truth that Joe Biden is headed to the White Home subsequent month, however their refusal to face as much as Donald Trump’s assault on democracy ought to dangle over their heads for the rest of their political careers.

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