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President Donald Trump didn’t mince his words over the weekend and unleashed on Twitter as he called on Republican politicians to take action against alleged fraud in the 2020 election.
The president also accused Democrats of fraud in the 2020 election for dumping “hundreds of thousands of votes” in swing states.
“He didn’t win the Election,” Trump said in response to a tweet from the New York Post opinion Twitter account. “He lost all 6 Swing States, by a lot. They then dumped hundreds of thousands of votes in each one, and got caught. Now Republican politicians have to fight so that their great victory is not stolen. Don’t be weak fools!”
He didn’t win the Election. He lost all 6 Swing States, by a lot. They then dumped hundreds of thousands of votes in each one, and got caught. Now Republican politicians have to fight so that their great victory is not stolen. Don’t be weak fools! https://t.co/d9Bgu8XPIj
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2020
While some Republicans appear to be throwing in the towel, others are making it clear that they won’t be giving up on the 2020 election anytime soon.
Alabama Republican Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville dropped a bombshell this week when he indicated that he may challenge the Electoral College votes from several key battleground states in the U.S. Senate in defiance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Some congressional Republicans, led by Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks, are discussing a plan to challenge the results of the election when Congress convenes on Jan. 6 to certify Joe Biden as president.
McConnell, for his part, congratulated Biden this week and referred to him as the president-elect.
In a video posted by Lauren Windsor, the executive producer of “Undercurrent,” Tuberville appeared to lend his support to the effort.
“Well, you see what’s coming. You’ve been reading about it in the House. We’re gonna have to, we’re gonna have to do it in the Senate,” Tuberville said.
BREAKING: Defying McConnell, Sen-elect Tuberville suggests he will challenge Electoral College, while stumping in Georgia pic.twitter.com/1z5wJ2ajVP
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) December 17, 2020
Brooks has been leading the charge to challenge the results of the Electoral College in Congress.
“I find it unfathomable that anyone would acquiesce to election theft and voter fraud because they lack the courage to take a difficult vote on the House or Senate floor,” Brooks said. “Last time I checked, that’s why we were elected to Congress.”
It’s been unclear that any GOP senators would join Brooks and his House colleagues.
President Trump wants Republicans to fight.
Last Wednesday, the president told McConnell via tweet that it is “too soon to give up,” despite the election results being certified by every state and the Electoral College officially selecting Biden to be the next president of the United States.