This morning former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley credited Trump for GOP down-ballot victories and flicked at the Trump campaign’s legal challenges, which have been shut down in Michigan and Georgia but achieved limited success in Pennsylvania and are still pending in Nevada.
“We all owe @realDonaldTrump for his leadership of conservative victories for Senate, House, & state legislatures,” Haley said. “He and the American people deserve transparency and fairness as the votes are counted. The law must be followed. We have to keep the faith that the truth will prevail.”
Less than 90 minutes later, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., directed his followers to support the legal fund the Republican party has put together for post-election challenges, as well as donate to Georgia Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are potentially facing runoffs.
“We are not done. Every Republican needs to: 1-Support Trump’s legal fund,” Cotton said. “2-Support Sen. Loeffler vs. a radical who hates the police and 3: Support Sen. Perdue vs. a trust-fund socialist.” Cotton added: “Our country depends on it.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took a more measured tone, as he has often when Trump makes harsh and disputed comments.
“Here’s how this must work in our great country: Every legal vote should be counted. Any illegally submitted ballots must not. All sides must get to observe the process,” McConnell said in a tweet. “And the courts are here to apply the laws & resolve disputes. That’s how Americans’ votes decide the result.”
The vast majority of the GOP has been silent as the Democrats move to try to steal an election in America. It’s absolutely sickening.