GOP reactions come in to media calling election result

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UPDATED 4:15 PM PT – Saturday, November 7, 2020

Republicans are offering their thoughts on mainstream media’s calling the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden.

GOP senators, congressmen and leading Republicans have expressed their thoughts on the mainstream media calling the election.

On Saturday, their reactions mostly came in through Twitter with many rallying around President Trump and a few Republicans actually extending their hand to Biden.

Among them was Utah Senator Mitt Romney (R-Mass.), who said he and his wife congratulate Biden and Kamala Harris.

On the other hand, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took to Twitter to warn against “some republicans who are ready to throw in the towel now.”

“There is no future for the Republican party if we don’t stand and fight for President Trump in this critical moment,” Gaetz said.

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pointed to the hypocrisy of the Democrat party, who in 2016 accused Russia of interfering in the election and would not accept the results, but in 2020 are slamming anyone who raises questions about election integrity.

A large part of the GOP response pointed out the media is not the one who gets to make the call regarding the President-Elect.

Tweets from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and congressmen Brian Babin (R-Texas), John Rose (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) all noted the media doesn’t determine who the President is, rather the people and the law do.

Their comments echoed similar comments by Rudy Giuliani (R-N.Y.) in a news conference earlier Saturday.

“Don’t be ridiculous,” Giuliani stated. “Networks don’t get to decide elections. Courts do.”

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (R-Mich.) both called for time to count valid votes and for the legal process to play out.

In the hours after the media’s call, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he would investigate “all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct.”

Graham added he’d received a sworn affidavit from the Trump campaign alleging a Pennsylvania postmaster told workers he was back-dating ballots to Election Day, despite the ballots coming in after the deadline.

RELATED: GOP Leaders Question Election Integrity In Mich.

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