GOP Governor: Trump Election Challenges Making U.S. Look Like a “Banana Republic”
More and more Republicans, just like the rest of the country, are growing tired of Donald Trump’s Don Quixote-like attempts to overturn the results of the presidential election. Sunday morning Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said out loud on CNN what most Republicans have been whispering in private.
“We used to go supervise elections around the world and we were the most respected country with respect to elections, but now we are beginning to look like we are a banana republic,” Hogan said. “It’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It just gets more bizarre every single day and, frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up.”
Hogan added that he’s “confident that on Jan. 20 the President-elect will be sworn in. I thought the pressuring of the legislators to somehow change the outcome with electors was completely outrageous.”
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Trump refusing to concede: "We are beginning to look like we are a banana republic. It's time for them to stop the nonsense. It just gets more bizarre every single day and, frankly, I'm embarrassed that more people in the party aren't speaking up." pic.twitter.com/bJPdSeSfHY
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 22, 2020
Other Republicans appearing on the Sunday morning talk shows echoed Hogan’s thoughts on the state of Trump’s election challenges and the refusal of General Services Administrator Emily Murphy of ascertain Joe Biden as the next president. GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said on “Meet the Press” that “it’s past time to start a transition, to at least cooperate with a transition. I’d rather have a president who has more than one day to prepare.”
When MTP host Chuck Todd asked him if Murphy should, on Monday morning, allow the transition to begin Cramer said, “Yeah it should happen Monday morning because it didn’t happen last Monday morning. I just think you have to begin that process and give the incoming administration all the time that it needs.” He added that he had informed his staff to cooperate with the Biden camp on the transition “because we have a government to run, regardless of who the president is.”
WATCH: Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) says "there has to be an end" to Trump's fight to reverse the vote.@SenKevinCramer: “It’s past time to start a transition, to at least cooperate with a transition. I'd rather have a president who has more than one day to prepare.” pic.twitter.com/joIsn7unz3
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 22, 2020
Former New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie said “Quite frankly, the conduct of the President’s legal team has been a national embarrassment. They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom, they don’t please fraud and they don’t argue fraud.”
"Quite frankly, the conduct of the President's legal team has been a national embarrassment," said @GovChristie on ABC. “They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom, they don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud.”
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 22, 2020
And even over on Fox, the former Congressman and normally reliable Trump supporter Jason Chaffetz rejected the Trump legal team’s unfounded allegation that communist money from Venezuela, Cuba and China had been funneled into the United States to tilt the election results to Biden.