Debates about the legitimacy and integrity of the 2020 presidential election continue to cause issues for Republicans.
Next Wednesday, on January 6, Congress is set to meet for the certification of the Electoral College’s votes for Joe Biden. Some Republicans have stated that they’ll challenge the congressional certification process; however, GOP members who refuse to follow suit may be primaried, according to talks in right-wing circles.
As time passes, some Republicans are starting to openly question claims of rigging, cheating, and fraud in the 2020 White House race. Earlier this morning, while speaking with Fox News, GOP Sen. Pat Toomey dismissed claims of voter fraud, according to Breitbart News.
GOP Pushback Against Voter Fraud Claims
During a conversation with Fox News this morning, Sen. Toomey actually criticized the 45th president for ongoing claims of voter fraud.
The Pennsylvania Republican declared that Trump ought to “accept the outcome” of the 2020 presidential race; this arrived shortly before Toomey noted that while the president had the right to pursue voter fraud claims in the courts, “conservative Republican judges” rejected the cases and appeals on the basis of no real evidence.
Later on in the interview, the Republican senator amped up his criticism of the president. Toomey declared that Americans will remember Trump as a president of “misery and erratic behavior” if Trump doesn’t sign into law the COVID-19 relief package that Congress recently passed.
On Fox, GOP PA Sen Toomey tells colleague Mike Emanuel “I think the President should accept the outcome of the election.” Notes that Trump’s cases were rejected by “conservative” judges in PA
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 27, 2020
The package has faced intense criticism from both the president and the American people; the most unpopular tenets of the bill include massive funding given to foreign governments, “pork” spending, and stimulus checks amounting to only $600.
President Trump declared that Congress should cut “pork” spending and increase Americans’ stimulus checks to $2,000. However, Sen. Toomey pushed back against that this morning, professing that people don’t always get what they want “even if you are the president.”
What to Look for Next
Later this week, the U.S. federal government will enter into a partial shutdown if a relief package or stopgap measure is not passed. As of this weekend, millions of Americans lost jobless assistance, due to the lack of agreement on a stimulus plan for COVID-19 relief.
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) December 27, 2020
Next week, the nation will learn whether or not the U.S. Senate remains under a GOP majority. Then, on January 6, Congress will convene for the certification process of the votes cast by the Electoral College earlier this month.
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