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Dem. Rep. Cedric Richmond Says Republican Reps. Recognize Trump’s Loss in Private

This week, more than half of the Republican members of Congress signed onto a lawsuit that was attempting to subvert democracy. Despite numerous failures in a variety of courts, these representatives were arguing that the land’s highest court should look to overturn the will of the people.

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It was hard to tell, though, whether the GOP lawmakers believed in the suit or if they were trying to pay fealty to Trump. Democratic congressman Cedric Richmond says that in private, most of his colleagues are willing to admit that the president has no hope.

Richmond made the comments during a Sunday interview with CBS News’ Margaret Brennan. He told the host, “I talk to Republican members of Congress all the time. They say one thing privately, they say another thing publicly. But the one thing I will tell you is they realize he lost this election.”

The now member of Joe Biden’s administration continued, “All of America recognizes Joe Biden’s victory. This is just a small portion of the Republican conference that are appeasing and patronizing the president on his way out because they are scared of his Twitter power and other things.”

Richmond concluded:

“When it’s time to govern, if we can’t cooperate, if Republicans won’t meet us halfway, we will go to the American people, and we will continue to push our agenda. But this country is in far too much turmoil. And this pandemic, the economic aspects, and health aspects really calls for America to get on one page, solve this crisis and start to move forward. So we’re not going to let them slow us down.”



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