In recent days, more and more Republicans have spoken out – with party leaders and a majority of Congress Republicans continuing to support Trump’s efforts to challenge the outcome.
Sen. of Tennessee. Lamar Alexander, Texas Representative Kay Granger and Michigan Representative Fred Upton – all senior Republicans – have each raised concerns about the change of power in recent days.
“If there is any chance that Joe Biden will be the next president, it looks like he has a good chance. Commenting on the distribution of the vaccine, Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Influence on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, wrote in a statement on Friday that the change could be a response to the epidemic.
Similarly, when asked about Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results on Friday, Granger told CNN that “he is very concerned about this” and “I think it’s time to move forward.”
Granger, a senior Republican in Texas, said Friday that Trump should be open about the situation.
“I think it’s time for him to really realize and be clear about what’s going on,” Granger said.
When asked Thursday if Trump would agree, Upton, a senior Michigan Republican who was targeted by Democrats but won his re-election attempt by 16 points, said, “Yes, I think it’s all said and done.”
Upton rejected any evidence of voter fraud in his home state.
Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinsinger said he was concerned that Trump’s claims had shaken the center of democracy.
“The real problem for me is making unsubstantiated allegations of fraud and illegality,” Kinsinger said. “It has a real damaging effect.”
A GOP Senate source told CNN that the mix of Giuliani’s press conference and the President’s interference in the Michigan election process has prompted some GOP senators to reconsider their position. Most people believed that Trump’s theft would work right now, but the actions he has taken in the last 24 hours seem to further distance that hope.
According to the same source, a few GOP senators are talking about how to intervene with the president in a way that is most effective. There have been some talks about trying to talk to Trump and asking him to go out on a high note by winning seats in the House, as well as helping him win two pending U.S. Senate seats in Georgia and borrowing for Govt-19. Vaccine movement, among other achievements.
However, this is not a leadership position right now – the evidence emphasized that the higher ranking and Republicans.
While some GOP lawmakers have begun to talk about Trump’s attacks on election results, Republicans are widely supportive of the president – and some support his long-term strategy to win the election college and shatter the will. Voters in major war states.
North Carolina Representative Richard Hudson, who will serve on the House Geop leadership committee at the next congressional hearing, described the Trump panel’s unsubstantiated allegations as “breathtaking” and “serious enough to be investigated.”
“Yes,” Hudson said, adding that states should delay certifying the results “until the allegations come to an adequate investigation.”
Asked if he would be right if state legislatures named voters differently from the end of the vote count in their states, Hudson told CNN: “Yes, that’s the constitutional process.”
“I mean, it’s breathtaking to think about,” Hudson said of the allegations. “If that’s not true, we should have a calculation on our side.”
Federal law encourages states to resolve voting-related disputes by December 8, six days before voters can cast ballots in their state capitals. If Fiden’s victory is confirmed by December 8, Congress will have to recognize pro – Fiden voters.
Under the long-held theory, Republican-led legislatures can appoint pro-Trump slats to the presidential electorate, assuming that a state does not vote in a timely manner, even if Biden casts a popular vote in their state.
Asked if he would be late to certify his state election Thursday, Arizona Rep. Paul Kosher told CNN. Kosher added that the state “has the ability to name its own electorate for the Electoral College if the results are not certified as part of the system set up by our founders.” When asked if the state legislature would support naming its own voters, Koser said: “I do.”
The story was updated Friday with additional improvements.
CNN’s Dana Bosch and Sarah Fortinsky contributed to the report.