President Donald Trump responded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after he gave up on his party leader’s chances of holding on to the presidency and decided to congratulate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
McConnell on Tuesday, Dec. 15, called Biden the president-elect and said the Electoral College “has spoken.”
“The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He has devoted himself to public service for many years,” he said.
“Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result,” he added. “But our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th.”
Early on Wednesday, President Trump tweeted out an article reporting the backlash from Republicans facing the Kentucky senator.
“Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot). Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!” the president added.
Several Republicans on Tuesday lashed out at McConnell over his remarks, with Georgia U.S. Representative-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene saying, “Every ‘Republican’ that isn’t fighting for @realDonaldTrump’s 2020 landslide victory is supporting the Chinese Communist Party takeover of America.”
Attorney Lin Wood accused McConnell of being a “traitor to American Patriots,” who “just wants power, influence, & money.”
President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn called on American patriots to let “McConnell know we aren’t on board with his ‘President-Elect Biden’ mindset.”
Flynn said, “@realDonaldTrump millions & millions & millions of Patriots stand behind, alongside & in front of you during this crucible moment in US History where our very Republic is on the line. We won’t fail or cower like some in the Republican Party have shown.”
President Trump has said that his team had just begun to fight against election fraud. Recent reports on widespread voting irregularities and fraud have supported his legal cases.
Poll: 92% of Republican Voters think the election was rigged!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2020
On Dec. 14, a judge ordered the release of a forensic audit of the Dominion machines in Antrim County, Michigan. The report asserts the machines were designed to influence election results, and the error rate of scanning ballots was 68.5%.
Forty-seven counties in Michigan and 28 states throughout the country used Dominion machines.
Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann on Monday ordered a subpoena to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to audit scanned ballots and voting machines.
“Tremendous problems being found with voting machines. They are so far off it is ridiculous,” President Trump tweeted. “Able to take a landslide victory and reduce it to a tight loss. This is not what the USA is all about. Law enforcement shielding machines. DO NOT TAMPER a crime. Much more to come!”
President Trump’s legal team has filed several lawsuits in state and federal courts, some of which are headed to the Supreme Court.
Also, Republican electors in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico cast alternative slates of votes for President Trump on Dec. 14. This move would preserve the president’s legal eligibility for the elections as he pursues legal challenges to the outcome.