‘Welcome to the club’: Senate Republicans pleased with Mike Rounds over Trump attack

Senator Mike Rounds (RS.D.) told ABC News on Sunday that 2020 is “fair, fair as we’ve seen” and that President Biden has legitimately won the presidency.

The televised assertion by a Republican senator that former President Donald Trump has lost his re-election cleanly is rare enough to be news – and to attract a sharp reaction from the public. Trump, who has been called “Senator” rounded up “wake up” and “crazy” or “stupid” in a statement Monday. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) added a short preface to the statement. of Trump.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (RS.D.), who was his own race with Trump during the 2020 election, welcomed his South Dakotan colleague to the club attacked by Trump.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) issued his own statement, listing other Republicans who have conceded Biden’s victory.

Trump regularly rages against Republicans he considers not loyal enough to him, and that has hampered his GOP goals in the House, where Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R- Calif.) sided with the former president. The senators performed better, though Trump’s fury is often shared and amplified by his fervent supporters. trumpet speak “Thune’s political career is over!!!” in December 2020, but Thune is get a lot of support to win the re-election This year.

Late Monday, Rounds issued its own response to the “former president,” reiterating that “the former president failed the 2022 election” and praising the Vice President’s “integrity” President Mike Pence for standing his ground and acknowledging “President Biden’s victory”.

NBC’s Sahil Kapur added some context to the fight and noted that Rounds won’t face voters again until 2026.

https://theweek.com/donald-trump/1008846/welcome-to-the-club-senate-republicans-commiserate-with-mike-rounds-over-trump ‘Welcome to the club’: Senate Republicans pleased with Mike Rounds over Trump attack

Huynh Nguyen

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