The list of Senators pushing back against Donald Trump’s attempt to try to overturn the election is slowly growing. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) delivered the strongest rebuke yet.
And Ben Sasse (R-NE) tore apart the bizarre press conference that Rudy Giuliani delivered on behalf of the president’s legal team Thursday and he threw in a jab about Trump’s tweets.
“What matters most at this stage is not the latest press conference or tweet, but what the president’s lawyers are actually saying in court. And based on what I’ve read in the filings, when Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud — because there are legal consequences for lying to judges. President Trump lost Michigan by more than 100,000 votes, and the campaign and its allies have lost in or withdrawn from all five lawsuits in Michigan for being unable to produce any evidence.”
Now Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) is adding her voice saying she believes in “the integrity of the election system.” While her comments don’t go far enough, she did blast one of the president’s attorneys for “outrageous” lies that electronic voting machines switched Trump votes over to Joe Biden.
Friday morning, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) also weighed in, calling Trump’s actions “reckless.”
Tennessee’s other Republican Senator Lamar Alexander released a statement as well calling for the Trump administration to give Joe Biden the material needed for “a smooth transition.”
With Georgia’s votes expected to be certified today and Michigan and Pennsylvania to follow on Monday, it’s time for other GOP Senators to follow the lead of their colleagues above and take it a step further and pressure the current president to concede.