President Donald Trump went off on GOP leaders on Tuesday night, calling them “pathetic” in a series of tweets after a group of Republican Pennsylvania lawmakers alleged that 200,000 more votes were counted than voters in the Nov. 3 election.
The president cited Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Ryan, who alleged that he “found troubling discrepancies after an analysis of Election Day data,” adding that the 200,000 vote discrepancy gives him “far more votes” than needed to win the state.
“A group of Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania say 200,000 more votes were counted in the 2020 Election than voters (100% went to Biden). State Representative Frank Ryan said they found troubling discrepancies after an analysis of Election Day data. @FoxNews This is far….more votes than is needed by me to win Pennsylvania, not to mention hundreds of thousands of votes in other categories which increase my already big lead into a landslide. All other Swing States show likewise. WE NEED NEW & ENERGETIC REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP. This can not stand..” the president tweeted.
“….Can you imagine if the Republicans stole a Presidential Election from the Democrats – All hell would break out. Republican leadership only wants the path of least resistance. Our leaders (not me, of course!) are pathetic. They only know how to lose! P.S. I got MANY Senators..” the president said in another tweet.
In added: “….and Congressmen/Congresswomen Elected. I do believe they forgot!”
Republican leaders have essentially refused to do much of anything as Trump claims there was voter fraud in the election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Thune have reportedly been pressuring Alabama GOP Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville not to challenge the electoral slates in states over allegations of voter fraud.
Sources close to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), say he will “reach out” to Tuberville in an attempt strong arm the Senator-Elect into abandoning his party’s president and to coax him into remaining silent in any challenge to the Electoral College vote.
McConnell and the establishment Republican apparatus in the Senate have telegraphed that they would rather betray their party’s sitting President by not challenging tainted Electoral College votes from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona, than to engage in a “messy floor fight” over finalizing the results of the Electoral College vote.
Trump made it a point to note that some top Republican senators and members of Congress “forgot” that he got them elected in the first place.