- Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday that he was “embarrassed” that members of his own party were silent as President Donald Trump continued to refuse to give in to Joe Biden.
- “It’s time to stop the nonsense,” Hogan told CNN’s State of the Union. “It’s just getting weirder every day and honestly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t talking.”
- Hogan’s remarks are the latest on a growing list of Republicans calling for the president to step down.
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Another Republican is pushing for President Donald Trump to cede the 2020 election.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday that he wants more Republicans to speak out against Trump, who has repeatedly refused to recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.
“I am confident that the president-elect will be sworn in on Jan. 20,”
“We used to go to observe elections all over the world. And we were the most respected country in terms of elections and now we are starting to look like we are a banana republic,” he added. “It’s time to stop the nonsense. It’s just getting weirder and more honest every day, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t talking.”
—Country of the Union (@CNNSotu) 22 November 2020
The business headquarters and decision office announced the race for Biden on Friday, November 6. One day later, other major retailers also announced elections in Biden’s favor. But since then, Trump has repeatedly insisted that the result is not yet final.
The Trump campaign has filed dozens of allegations of voter fraud, most of which have so far been denied, rejected or withdrawn.
Following the announcement of the results, a group of international election observers said they had not detected any cases of voter fraud. The United States said in a preliminary statement that a team of 28 experts who observed the election across the country did not witness any fraud or irregularities, despite Trump’s allegations.
Lawyers for companies working on Trump’s challenges told the New York Times that they were worried that the lawsuits against the election results were not based on evidence.
The Times also reported that the office had contacted officials in all states, each of whom said there was no evidence that fraud had affected the presidential election.
Opposing Trump’s attempt to derail the White House exit, Hogan joins a growing list of Republicans calling for the president to step down. First Lady Melania Trump is one of those people, according to a CNN report of growing fears in Trump’s inner circle. The outlet also said that Trump’s eldest daughter and adviser Ivanka was among those telling him to accept the results.
Meanwhile, others close to the president – including lawyer Rudy Giuliani and meaning Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz – are urging him to continue fighting.
Last week, Trump seemed to agree, saying Biden had “won” for the first time. But he quickly returned those comments.
Trump attacked Hogan almost immediately after his words, calling him RINO (just a Republican by name).
“Donald J.” Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2020