The president wrote on Twitter Friday, “[Mitch McConnell] and Republican Senators have to get tougher, or you won’t have a Republican Party anymore.”
“We won the Presidential Election, by a lot. FIGHT FOR IT. Don’t let them take it away!” he added.
Trump has refused to concede the election and continued to push unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud — even after the Electoral College vote on Monday affirmed Joe Biden as the president-elect.
.@senatemajldr and Republican Senators have to get tougher, or you won’t have a Republican Party anymore. We won the Presidential Election, by a lot. FIGHT FOR IT. Don’t let them take it away!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2020
Following the Electoral College vote on Monday, McConnell took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to congratulate Biden on his election win, as IJR reported.
McConnell said, “Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result. But our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th. The electoral college has spoken.”
Biden revealed afterward that he had called McConnell to thank him and told the Senate leader that “although we disagree on a lot of things, there’s things we can work together on,” he said to reporters.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris also weighed in, saying during an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, “I applaud Mitch McConnell for talking to Joe Biden today,” adding, “It would have been better if it were earlier, but it happened, and that’s what’s most important…Let’s move forward.”
After McConnell’s congratulations to Biden, Trump, however, took to Twitter to write, “Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot). Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!”