Hillary Clinton Argues Republicans Who Fail to Stand up to Trump's Election Claims 'Have No Spines'


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking aim at Republicans who refuse to break from President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud.

“The election was not close. There was no evidence of fraud. The states have certified the results. Yet Trump continues to try to overturn the election at the expense of our democracy,” Clinton wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

She added, “The emperor has no clothes. Republican electeds who continue to humor him have no spines.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) lambasted Republican lawmakers for considering protesting the Electoral College vote, as IJR previously reported.

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“This is madness. We have a process, recounts are appropriate, going to the court is [appropriate and] pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate, but trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness,” Romney said Tuesday.

He continued, “It would be saying, ‘Look, let’s not follow the vote of the people, let’s instead do it what we want,’ that would not be the way a democratic republic ought to work.”

Some Republicans have expressed fear over the possibility of opposing Trump’s efforts to overturn election results including the Republican majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate, Kim Ward, as IJR previously reported.

She suggested her house would be “bombed” if she were to do so.

Other Republicans have yet to publicly acknowledge Biden as the winner of the election, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

When asked during his press conference Tuesday if he would be willing to acknowledge Biden as president-elect, McConnell said, “This has become a weekly ritual.”

He went on, “The Electoral College is going to meet on the fourteenth and cast a vote. We’re going to have a swearing-in of the next president on the twentieth of January. Why don’t we concentrate on what we have to do the next two weeks?”

Trump took to Twitter Thursday to express his frustration with the election results and double down on his refusal to acknowledge Biden as the winner.

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