While Democrats reacted with concern to Trump’s Twitter diatribe this weekend, Republicans shrugged their shoulders.
He can say what he wants, said Senator Deb Fisher, a Republican from Nebraska who advises GOP leaders in the Senate.
When asked if he was worried about Mr. Trump’s remarks, Mr. Fisher said if I was worried about everything they were saying here, I couldn’t go back.
While a growing number of Republicans are arguing that the official transition process should begin, that Biden should receive secret intelligence reports, and is skeptical about the success of Trump’s legal problems, few are willing to challenge Trump’s lies about his stolen election – a claim that has been denied by PLO and Democratic Party election workers across the country.
Indifference is a familiar pattern during Trump’s four-year presidency: It’s caused a lot of commotion, and the Republicans on Capitol Hill are largely unaware of that. But this time Trump comes up with one conspiracy theory after another, according to which many fears can cause confusion and have long-term consequences for the credibility of the American elections and confidence in democracy.
Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican who chairs the Senate Rules Committee overseeing the election, denied Trump’s claim that the election was rigged. I’m not too worried, he said.
He asked if he thought Trump had won the election, Blunt said: There’s a process for that. We are approaching the end of the period in which you can bring your case to court. Let him do it.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, the senior Republican in the Senate who supported Biden in secret briefings, trivialized Trump’s false claims that he had won the election and unfounded claims that the election had been rigged.
On Monday, Mr. Grassley asked Mr. Trump to make such remarks: All this will happen before the 14th century. December, when the voters gather in their capital to cast their votes.
You don’t have to worry about anything other than the number of voters, and whoever has 270 voters will be the next president, he said.
Even with the support of the president, many people doubt that his demands will be met in court.
When asked whether the election was rigged, as Mr. Trump said, Republican Senator John Kornin, who won his race in Texas this month, replied: I don’t know if she’s talking about a specific incident or not.
Corn seemed to think Mr. Trump’s allegations of fraud wouldn’t change anything in the election: I didn’t see anything that would change the outcome.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said that M. Trump had a legitimate right to contest the election, tried last week to reassure the public that the transition would not be interrupted. But on Monday, McConnell remained silent when he was asked if he agreed with Trump’s false claims that he had won the election.
Some of Trump’s biggest supporters also did not object to the president’s claims.
The Republican Senator of Missouri, Josh Hawley, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday that he is not afraid that Trump will challenge the democratic process and said it is fair that he claims the victory because we don’t know who else has won, despite the election results clearly showing that Biden is on track to win the Election College.
I’m not worried the president said he thinks he won the election, Hawley said. I think it’s a perfectly fair game. He can go in there and take care of his business.
Others avoided nailing themselves to the object.
Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming and a member of the GOP leadership, would not have said, if he had agreed with Trump, that the election was rigged.
There were a few tweets going back and forth, so I’m not sure it was the last, Barrasso said.
This story was completed with additional answers on Monday.