Cheney broke with minority leader Kevin McCarthy and others in the House leadership, who largely backed Trump as he challenged the election results and went on to say without reason that he had won the race.
Senator Susan Collins has joined the Republican minority ready to speak out against the president, saying that by refusing to step down, Trump is denying President-elect Joe Biden access to the briefings, office space and government resources he will need early in his office. detection.
Collins also told Trump that he was trying to “pressure” government officials working to verify their results, including receiving a delegation of Michigan lawmakers at the White House.
“There is a right and a wrong way to gather evidence and motivate legal challenges in our courts,”
Still, the number of Republicans in Congress willing to go against Trump or his base remains small. Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a staunch ally of Trump, stepped back after describing Biden as a “newly elected president” in an interview with ABC News on Friday. Later, her office told Tennessee that she was “wrong.”
Meanwhile, Trump continues to claim that there was voter fraud without providing evidence. “There is a lot of information about voter fraud about Georgia. Stay tuned!” he tweeted on Saturday morning. Georgia certified its results on Friday.