Republicans turn on Donald Trump over ’embarrassing’ conspiracy claims

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    Elected Republicans have actually berated the president’s flailing efforts to reject the outcome (Picture: Getty)

    Republican political leaders have actually lined up to call out Donald Trump after his latest efforts to discredit Joe Biden’s rallying election performance.

    Most elected officials in his own party have stayed silent or tried to back the president’s incoherent allegations of widespread vote fraud, but a growing number appear to be losing patience.

    They include a congressman whom the president personally endorsed for re-election and a newly-elected state representative in heavily pro-Trump South Carolina who said he was ’embarrassed and ashamed’ by the President’s rambling.

    Maryland’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan, tweeted: ‘There is no defence for the President’s comments tonight undermining our Democratic process.’

    ‘America is counting the votes, and we must respect the results as we always have before. No election or person is more important than our Democracy.’

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    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger wrote: ‘We want every vote counted, yes every legal vote (of course).

    ‘But, if you have legit concerns about fraud present EVIDENCE and take it to court. STOP Spreading debunked misinformation… This is getting insane.’

    Will Hurd, the only black Republican in the House of Representatives, added: ‘A sitting president undermining our political process and questioning the legality of the voices of countless Americans without evidence is not only dangerous and wrong, it undermines the very foundation this nation was built upon.’

    The remarks followed Mr Trump provided a 17-minute address suffering a ‘big media, big money and big tech’ conspiracy versus him, presuming regarding implicate pre-election studies of ‘suppressing’ his vote.

    Representative Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, speaks to members of the media following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Senator??Chuck Grassley??of Iowa, one of the few Republicans with the power to request President Trump's tax returns wants to make sure that if House Democrats are successful in getting them, he wants to see them, too. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Rep Adam Kinzinger required Mr Trump ‘stop’ duplicating ‘insane’ claims (Picture: Getty)

    Gov Hogan, Rep Kinzinger and Rep Hurd have a history of criticising the president, although his highest-profile critic is rather brand-new to the cause.

    Former New Jersey guv, Chris Christie, a Trump ally with close ties to the White House, safeguarded the president’s right to make his remarks however grumbled that ‘we heard nothing today about any evidence’.

    He stated on ABC News: ‘This kind of thing, all it does is inflame without informing. And we cannot permit inflammation without information.’

    He formerly rebuffed Mr Trump’s ‘bad’ choice to call triumph too soon and recommended he would assist ensure the president actions down if he loses the vote.

    Meanwhile Virginia Republican congressman Denver Riggleman, who was backed by Mr Trump for re-election, retweeted Mr Kinzinger, including: ‘Count every vote, yes, however stop the Bravo Sierra [BS], Mr President, and regard the democratic procedure that makes America excellent.’

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    William Cogswell, who was freshly chosen as a South Carolina state agent, composed: ‘As a Republican who just won in a Blue district, I am embarrassed and ashamed by what I just heard from POTUS.’

    Mr Trump and a few of his allies have actually recommended independent state authorities in charge of vote counting and postal tallies have actually rigged the vote, although there is yet to be any description regarding how.

    They have actually likewise recommended ballot studies incorrectly revealed Joe Biden in the lead prior to the election occurred in order to dissuade Trump citizens from appearing.

    There have actually been no remarks from the Trump camp regarding whether the Biden vote would have been likewise ‘suppressed’ in locations where studies revealed the president highly in the lead.

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