The Associated Press reports:
President Donald Trump’s staunchest defenders on Capitol Hill are urging him not to concede even after President-elect Joe Biden wins the Electoral College vote next week, calling on their party’s leader to fight for his unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud all the way to the House floor in January.
Asked if Trump should concede next Monday, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said bluntly: “No. No way, no way, no way.” “We should still try to figure out exactly what took place here. And as I said that includes, I think, debates on the House floor — potentially on January 6,” Jordan, a trusted Trump confidant, said.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican another close Trump ally, said, “I don’t believe that 10 hours of debate on that subject would impair the union.” Asked if he considers the election over on December 14, Rep. Andy Biggs, who chairs the House Freedom Caucus, said: “I’m exhausting every option before I consider that.”
Asked if Trump should concede once electors vote on Dec. 14, Jim Jordan said: “No. No way, no way, no way.”
“We should still try to figure out exactly what took place here.” Conservative Rs press for floor fight, tho it stands little chance of succeeding https://t.co/fAgbMqM1Hr
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 7, 2020
Re-check signatures on mail-in ballots.
It’s not hard to ensure election integrity.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 7, 2020