As President Donald Trump’s lawyers continue to try and prove widespread voter fraud in the courts, a growing number of Republicans, including House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, are distancing themselves from the president’s insistence that he will ultimately win the 2020 election.
According to Breitbart, after a recent call from Cheney for Trump to face reality and accept that former Vice President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, Trump snapped back in a Saturday tweet, dismissing Cheney’s suggestion while taking a subtle jab at her hawkish outlook on Middle East wars.
The dust-up came after Cheney insisted in a statement this week that Trump’s lawyers show American voters some level of proof that they have the level of evidence required to overturn the large number of votes required to actually overturn the 2020 election.
“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 House leader said.
Citing a Politico story on the Cheney’s concerns, Trump tweeted his reply to the congresswoman and made it clear, in no uncertain terms, that he’s not to the point of offering a concession.
“Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election. You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong!” Trump tweeted.
So far, Cheney is one of very few House Republicans going against the grain on Trump’s insistence that he’ll emerge victorious once his lawyers make their cases. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and others in House leadership have continued to defend the president for exercising his legal right to challenge the election results.
If Trump and his lawyers manage to pull off the series of legal miracles required to reverse the results of the 2020 election, there will undoubtedly be a lot of backpedaling from the camps of Republicans who have chosen to go against the president early on in the legal process.