President Trump faced some opposition from his political party on Thursday after warning of illegal voting and attempts to “steal” the presidential election.
Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan tweeted that “there are no excuses for tonight’s President’s comments undermining our Democracy process. America is counting the votes and we must respect it. the results we have always had before. No elections or people are more important than our democracy. “
After Trump’s speech, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, tweeted: “An incumbent president is undermining our political process and questioning the legitimacy of the voices of countless Americans without proof are not only dangerous and false, it undermines the very foundation of this nation. built on top. “Last year, Hurd announced that he would not run again.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Appears to accuse Trump of spreading false information.
“We want every vote to count, and every legal vote (of course),”; he said.
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“But, if you have a legitimate concern about fraud, report EVIDENCE and bring it to court. STOP The spread of disclosed false information … This is going crazy.”
Their comments come as Republicans pursue a multifaceted legal strategy to challenge the counting of votes in some states.
Several other Republicans made general comments calling for the integrity of the election.
Rep. Alex Mooney, RW.Va., offered to back Trump’s efforts in a tweet on Thursday.
“I agree with President @realDonaldTrump that every legitimate vote must be tally to ensure the integrity of our electoral process,” he said.
“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” the president said, speaking from the James S. Brady press conference at the White House.
Joe Biden’s attorney Bob Bauer said Trump’s lawsuits were legally “in vain”. Their sole purpose, he said, is to “give them an opportunity to make false statements about what’s going on in the electoral process.”
Trump added on Thursday: “We will not allow corruption to steal such an important election – or any election for that matter.”
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“We cannot allow anyone to silence our voters or give results,” said the President.
“This is the case,” he said, “trying to steal an election – trying to staging an election,” he said. The Trump 2020 campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.
Judges in Georgia and Michigan were quick to dismiss Trump’s election lawsuits in those states on Thursday. Fox News has confirmed that the Justice Department is investigating a criminal referral with allegations of illegal voting in Nevada.
DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec said: “The Department of Justice keeps track of all the actionable information they receive and, as always, encourages anyone suspecting a federal crime to report it to the public. Their local FBI office.
The law firm representing Trump’s campaign stated in a letter on Thursday that it had identified “3,062 voters had moved from Nevada prior to the election but still voted in this election.” It argued that the number would rise to the minimum of 6,000. Fox News has not confirmed these numbers.
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With the race rapidly shrinking, some have accused Republicans of not doing enough to support the president in such critical times.
“The complete lack of action from virtually all ‘GOP 2024 hopefuls’ is quite amazing,” said the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. “They have the perfect platform to show that they are ready and able to fight but they will. Instead, shrink the media crowd. Don’t worry @realDonaldTrump will fight and they can watch as they are. Other people on Twitter have similarly criticized Republicans.
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Said he supports the presidential war. “We’re fighting because this is NOT over,” he tweeted.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C, also told “Hannity” on Thursday that he donated $ 500,000 to Trump’s legal efforts.
Following Trump Jr.’s tweet, former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted in support of the president. It is not clear whether the two events are related.
Haley, seen as potential contenders in 2024, said: “We are all indebted to @realDonaldTrump for his leadership in conservative victories over the Senate, the House of Representatives and institutions. state legislature. The law must be followed. We must keep the belief that the truth will prevail. “
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Meanwhile, former Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Who has long supported the president, urged his former colleagues to speak out against the president’s comments.
Fox News’s Brooke Singman and David Spunt, and Associated Press contributed to this report.