Cheney broke ranks with minority leader Kevin McCarthy and others in the House leadership who have largely backed Trump as he disputes the election result and goes on to claim he won the race.
Senator Susan Collins on Friday joined a minority of Republicans willing to speak out against the president, saying that by refusing to admit Trump, President-elect Joe Biden denied access to briefings, office space and state resources he would need. for before his initiation.
Collins also slammed Trump for trying to “pressure” state election officials working to certify their findings, including hosting a delegation of Michigan lawmakers in the White House.
“There is a right and a wrong way to gather evidence and create legal challenges in our courts,”
Yet the number of congressional Republicans willing to go against Trump or his base is still small. Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn – a staunch Trump ally – was pedaled back after referring to Biden as “elected president” in an interview with ABC News on Friday. Her office later told The Tennessean that she “spoke incorrectly.”
Meanwhile, Trump continues to claim that there was voter fraud without providing evidence. “There’s a lot of information coming out about voter fraud regarding Georgia. Stay tuned!” he tweeted Saturday morning. Georgia certified its results Friday.