更多共和党议员呼吁特朗普开始总统过渡: '是时候了’

更多共和党议员呼吁特朗普开始总统过渡: 'It is time'

A small but growing group of Republican 立法者 are calling on 特朗普总统 to begin the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden, even as the incumbent refuses to concede and forges ahead with a series of legal challenges trying to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 选举.

它的. 丽莎·默科夫斯基, 阿拉斯加, became the latest GOP senator late Sunday night to issue a statement pushing for the Trump administration to start the presidential transition process.

President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit,” 她说. “A pressure campaign on state legislators to influence the electoral outcome is not only unprecedented but inconsistent with our democratic process. It is time to begin the full and formal transition process.

Her comments came shortly after several of her Senate colleagues said it was time to start the transition process while acknowledging Biden as the likely victor of the presidential election.

它的. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said Sunday on NBC’sMeet the Pressthat it’spast time to start a transition, to at least cooperate with a transition. I’d rather have a president who has more than one day to prepare.

它的. 约翰·科宁, 德州, tweeted Sunday that Biden should start receiving intelligence briefings. 它的. 帕特·图密, 潘恩, said Trump hasexhausted all plausible legal optionsin Pennsylvania and urged him to concede.

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To ensure that he is remembered for these outstanding accomplishments, and to help unify our country, President Trump should accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process,” Toomey said in a statement after alongtime conservative Republicanjudge, Matthew Brann, threw out the latest Trump campaign lawsuit that challenged the Pennsylvania vote.

Trump berated the Pennsylvania Republican on Twitter, saying that “Senator Pat ‘No Tariffs’ Toomey” was “no friend of mine.”

Toomey is retiring rather than running for re-election in 2022.

代表. 莉兹·切尼, chair of the House Republican Conference, also said it was time for Trump to respect thesanctity of our electoral processif he cannot providegenuine evidenceof criminality and widespread fraud in the voting process.

If the President cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process,” the Wyoming Republican said in a statement to 政治.

代表. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said during an interview on CNN thatthe voters have spokenand there has been no evidence of fraud or abuse in the election.

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“所有 83 counties have certified their own election results,” Upton said of Michigan, a key battleground state where Trump is trying to invalidate voting results. “Those will be officially tabulated or should be tomorrow. We expect that that process move forward and let the voters, not the politicians speak.”

Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results also sparked criticism from his longtime ally and former New Jersey Gov. 克里斯·克里斯蒂, who called the president’s legal teamoutrageous” 和一个 “national embarrassment.

I’ve been a supporter of the president’s. I voted for him twice, but elections have consequences, and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen,” he said on ABC.

Other Republicans who have publicly congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, or who have called on the transition process to begin, include Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Susan Collins of Maine.

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Romney issued one of the most scathing statements, accusing him of trying tosubvert the will of the people and overturn the election.

“很难想像更糟, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President,” Romney said last week.

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