The unprecedented Republican effort to overturn the presidential election is being condemned by an outpouring of current and former GOP officials.
They are warning that the effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden’s victory and keep President Donald Trump in office is undermining Americans’ faith in democracy.
Congress is set to convene Wednesday in a joint session to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 win. But a bipartisan group of 10 senators is criticizing the effort, saying that “the 2020 election is over.”
On Sunday, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued a joint statement on the upcoming Congressional certification of the 2020 Presidential election results.
"The 2020 election is over. All challenges through recounts and appeals have been exhausted. At this point, further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people and only serve to undermine Americans’ confidence in the already determined election results. The voters have spoken, and Congress must now fulfill its responsibility to certify the election results. In two weeks, we will begin working with our colleagues and the new Administration on bipartisan, common sense solutions to the enormous challenges facing our country. It is time to move forward," the statement says.
Meanwhile, Trump has enlisted support from a dozen Republican senators and up to 100 House Republicans to challenge the Electoral College vote. The 12 senators are: Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Kennedy (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Cynthia (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Bill Haggerty (R-TN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Josh Hawley (R-MO).