With the legal effort to challenge the election victory of Joe Biden going nowhere in the courts, the Republican Governor of Maryland on Monday publicly urged President Donald Trump to concede the 2020 race, and use his last two months in office to focus on the rising tide of problems tied to the Coronavirus outbreak.
“Tomorrow will be two weeks,” Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said in remarks at the Ronald Reagan Foundation & Institute in Washington, D.C. “The time has come.”
Hogan’s remarks on Monday came just as a GOP group backed off of election fraud lawsuits filed in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, as efforts by the Trump Campaign and other Republicans to allege wrongdoing in the courts have gone nowhere.
“So far, there hasn’t been any evidence, and they haven’t won any cases,” Hogan added.
In Congress, a couple of GOP lawmakers echoed Hogan’s assessment.
“The last shreds of hope are conspiracy theories - yet any EVIDENCE of fraud of a scope to impact the political election remains evasive at best,” Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) wrote on Twitter. “Time to move on.”
“Crazy is not a valid source,” said Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA).
Hogan said the President’s constant tweets - featuring misinformation and debunked election fraud claims - are taking needed time away from issues like the Coronavirus outbreak.
“The President is tweeting all day and night about beating Joe Biden, instead of being focused on let’s have a successful next couple of months,” added Hogan.
Democrats said it was time for the President to stop.
“You lost Wisconsin. And Michigan. And Pennsylvania. And Georgia. And Arizona. And Nevada,” tweeted Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA). “This election was not close.”
Once again on Monday, President Trump was not making any public statements about the elections, or even doing interviews with friendly networks, newspapers, or talk show hosts.
Instead, it was all Twitter.
“This Fake recount going on in Georgia means nothing,” the President fumed.
“I won the Election!” Mr. Trump wrote, in a tweet which soon had a warning label from Twitter.
“Official sources called this election differently,” it read.