Following in the footsteps of the likes of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), another top Republican in the Senate has come forward to announce that he feels it’s time for President Donald Trump to put an end to his challenges to the results of the 2020 election.
Breitbart reports that Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey (R) urged Trump on Sunday to accept Joe Biden as the winner of Nov. 3’s presidential race.
His remarks came nearly two weeks after the Electoral College voted 306–232 in favor of the Democrat White House nominee, as CBS News reported.
Speaking on Fox News Sunday this week, Toomey said Trump should accept that result.
Toomey: It’s time to move on
“I think the president should accept the outcome of the election,” the senator told Fox, according to Breitbart.
In Toomey’s eyes, the problem isn’t that Trump took the courts to challenge the results of the 2020 race — it’s that he lost many of those challenges.
“He had every right to challenge these votes, he had every right to recounts and to litigate,” Toomey said of Trump, as Breitbart reported. “He has done all of those things in my state of Pennsylvania. He’s drawn conservative Republican judges who’ve dismissed these cases for a lack of any credible evidence.”
Trump doubles down
Of course, Toomey isn’t alone in his stance against the president. McConnell, for his part, publicly recognized Biden as the president-elect soon after the Electoral College’s Dec. 14 vote.
According to The Hill, the majority leader also urged fellow Republicans in the Senate not to object when it comes time for Congress to count the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.
“[It] isn’t in the best interest of everybody,” he said, as The Hill reported.
It remains to be seen whether Senate Republicans will take their leader’s advice, but in the meantime, Trump is doubling down on his claims that the election was “rigged” — and he’s disappointed to see that not everyone in the GOP is willing to join him.
“If a Democrat Presidential Candidate had an Election Rigged [and] Stolen, with proof of such acts at a level never seen before, the Democrat Senators would consider it an act of war, and fight to the death,” Trump lamented in a Saturday tweet. “Mitch [and] the Republicans do NOTHING, just want to let it pass. NO FIGHT!”