A group of prominent Republican Senators are standing by the truth of the integrity of the 2020 presidential election after former President Donald Trump lashed out against GOP Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota for the Senator’s insistence that the last presidential election was, in fact, secure. That’s the truth, of course: there has never been any legitimate evidence to support the notion that the election was somehow rigged for Biden. The GOP Senators who defended Rounds included Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and John Thune (S.D.), both of whom are high-ranking leaders of the Senate GOP. As McConnell put it:
‘I think Sen. Rounds told the truth about what happened in the 2020 election… And I agree with him.’
Mike Rounds speaks truth knowing that our Republic depends upon it. Republicans like Govs Hutchinson, Baker & Hogan; Sens McConnell, Thune & Johnson; Bush & Cheney; plus 60+ courts and even the right-leaning Wall Street Journal editorial page agree: Joe Biden won the election.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 10, 2022
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) added that he’s “always said I agree that the election was not stolen — at least to the degree that it was illegal theft,” adding: “I’ve moved on a long time ago, and most members of Congress have, including Mike.” Thune added the following:
‘I don’t think re-litigating or rehashing the past is a winning strategy. If we want to be a majority in 2023, we’ve got to get out and articulate what we’re going to do with respect to the future the American people are going to live and the things they’re going to care about when it comes to economic issues, national security issues.’
Republican Sen. Mike Rounds rejects Trump's claims about 2020 on ABC: "The election was fair — as fair as we've seen. We simply did not win the election as Republicans for the presidency."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 10, 2022
Referring to a particular pejorative that Trump used against Rounds, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) added that she takes “great exception to anybody that calls Mike Rounds a jerk, because he’s one of the kindest, nicest, most sincere members that we have.” That perception of Rounds hardly fazed the former president, who complained this week that Rounds “just went woke on the Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020” — which is such a mind-numbingly nonsensical way to describe the point that he’s flailing around and trying to make. “Just went woke”? Who says that? The raving bozo otherwise known as Donald Trump petulantly added, in reference to Rounds, that “those are the only ones, the weak, who will break away” — which simply sounds ridiculous. What exactly is he even talking about? Is this all a game to him?
President Donald J. Trump:
““Senator” Mike Rounds of the Great State of South Dakota just went woke on the Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020. He made a statement this weekend on ABC Fake News, that despite massive evidence to the contrary, including much of it… pic.twitter.com/VXFglmh4gX
— Liz Harrington 🍊 (@realLizUSA) January 10, 2022