Donald Trump lost the fair and square presidency, Senator Mike Rounds (RS.D.) said on Sunday in a truthful statement that plunged the former president into a whining rage.
“The election was fair, as fair as we’ve seen it,” Rounds told ABC News “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”. “We just didn’t win the election, as Republicans, for the presidency.”
Rounds said Republicans had looked at the allegations of irregularities and found none that were significant. And he went further, calling the allegations of electoral fraud counterproductive for the Republican Party.
“If we just look back and tell our people not to vote because there is cheating, then we’re going to put ourselves at a huge disadvantage,” Rounds said.
On Monday morning, Trump responded, calling Rounds “awake” and falsely claiming that the election had in fact been stolen.
“Even though he won’t be elected for another five years, I will never back that fool again,” Trump said of Rounds.
Towers may not open until 2026, but there is yet another South Dakota Republican who is on the ballot this year. Minority Whip Senator John Thune announced this weekend that he would run for a fourth term. Thune is seen as a likely successor to lead his party in the Senate following the departure of Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Thune found himself at odds with Trump last year after urging the former president and his supporters to “pass” from the 2020 election, rejecting efforts to overthrow them in Congress. Trump retaliated by calling the Senator “Mitch’s boy” and calling for a main challenge.
No serious GOP challenger has shown up to compete against Thune – at least not yet. A man who shows up said he took part in protests in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, although he maintains he never stormed the United States Capitol with other Trump supporters.
Rounds isn’t the only Republican senator telling the truth about who won the 2020 presidential election. Most GOP senators are already saying so. Even some of the Republicans who voted against Biden’s certification as a winner last year – an act itself based on no evidence of widespread voter fraud – now don’t hesitate to say yes, Biden won, fair and square. .
“This is the constitutionally elected president,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Who voted against certifying Biden’s election, told HuffPost last month. “I’ve said it a million times.”
The senses. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) And Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Who both voted against certification of Biden’s victory last year, also says firmly “yes” when asked if they thought he won the election fairly.