Chapter 1: Republican Leaders on Trump

READ: Judge Matthew Brann's order dismissing Trump campaign Pennsylvania lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania dealt a death blow on Saturday to the Trump campaign's effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Read Brann's order below.

Trump: More Republicans are losing patience with the President's legal absurdities

President Donald Trump's increasingly inane legal claims and constitutional arson are prompting a growing number of high-profile Republicans and informal advisers that it's time for him to end his attempt to overturn his election loss.

Small but growing number of Republicans tell Trump it's over: "Stop golfing and concede"

The number of Republicans publicly saying the election is over has grown over the weekend.

Michigan GOP mayor: Trump’s ‘baseless lies’ about the election ‘should be universally condemned by all patriotic Americans’

The Republican mayor of Sterling Heights, Michigan, slammed President Trump on Facebook this Wednesday, saying he is “deliberately lying to Americans and the world about the Michigan election results in order to create uncertainty, fear and distrust in our democracy.” “His temper tantrums on Twitter and baseless lies about the election should be universally condemned […]

Time to admit Trump lost, Biden won and move forward with a transition

Republicans are embarrassing America. It's past time to admit Trump lost, congratulate Biden, stop spouting misinformation and move on to a transition.

Right-Wing Host about Trump: We're held hostage by a petulant bitter narcissistic and delusional man

Charlie Sykes, a Right-Wing Republican radio host, was not kind to Donald Trump. One hopes more enablers revolt before it's too late.

Top officials: Nov. 3 election most secure in US history

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of federal and state officials found no evidence that votes were compromised or altered in last week's presidential election, rejecting unsubstantiated claims of...

'Most secure in American history': DHS committee confirms Trump lost in a fraud-free election

A joint statement released Thursday evening by the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee confirms what nearly 80% of Americans already know to be true: President-elect Joe Biden won,...

Never Trumpers played a critical role in beating him. The numbers prove it.

Moderate Republicans were crucial to Biden’s win.

A former writer for the National Review debunks right-wing election conspiracy theories, one by one

Donald Trump has already formed a political action committee in an attempt to retain control of the Republican party even after losing the election. The leadership PAC is heavily geared toward squeezing donations from low-dollar donors, accepting no...

Why this retired general says Trump loyalists want to stage a coup: ‘Crazy thing going on inside that White House'

A four-star United States retired general is sounding the alarm on key national security concerns after President Donald J. Trump shakes up the Pentagon staff less than one week after losing the election to President-elect Joe Biden."I have been shot at a lot and nearly killed a bunch of times," sai...

Former Republican House members urge Trump to accept Biden win

'Going forward it is our hope the nation will, regardless of party or persuasion, recognize that President-Elect Joe Biden has won this election.'

Republicans Are Waiting for Trump to Acknowledge Reality

Instead of speaking up, most elected officials in the GOP are staying quiet, and waiting on Trump to acknowledge reality.

Mitt Romney calls for nation to 'get behind' Joe Biden and says he has seen no evidence of voter fraud

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday called for the country to "get behind" President-elect Joe Biden and said he has seen no evidence of widespread voter fraud, even as President Donald Trump has pushed for election-related lawsuits and refused to concede the election.

Murdoch Family Tries to Dodge Backlash for Fox News

The Murdoch family, owners of Fox News, oversaw a pivot against President Trump as his defeat loomed.

Republicans condemn Trump after baseless claim about election fraud

Republican lawmakers condemned Trump after the president made a series of baseless claims that people were trying to "steal" the election from him.

GOP lawmakers criticize Trump for sowing distrust in election

Several Republicans spoke out immediately after Trump's Thursday news conference.

What they're saying: Republicans rebuke Trump over baseless election claims

"STOP Spreading debunked misinformation," Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.

Fox News brings Trump to his knees

What Rupert Murdoch gives, Rupert Murdoch can take away

The Republican Party Is Racist and Soulless. Just Ask This Veteran GOP Strategist.

Stuart Stevens says he now realizes the hatred and bigotry of Trumpism were always at the heart of the GOP.

EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump official warns of ‘coward’ president’s corruption and how the GOP will help him ‘cheat’ on Election Day

This Election Day has the potential to be epic. The repudiation of Donald Trump will bring unprecedented challenges to the results. Undoubtedly, Trump’s response to defeat will be dramatic and unsettling and anti-democratic. We all need to be prepared with a heightened sense of anticipation and watchfulness. Anthony Scaramucci is a lifelong Republican and former […]

Conservative Columnist Says There’s Only One Way To Save The GOP

Max Boot lamented the Republican Party's descent "into collective madness" in his column for The Washington Post.

20 Republican Former U.S. Attorneys Condemn Donald Trump, Back Joe Biden

Trump’s leadership is “a threat to the rule of law in our country," the GOP former prosecutors wrote in an open letter slamming the president.

Conservative Columnist Issues Ominous Warning About 4 More Years Of Donald Trump

“We are better than this. Aren’t we?" asked Max Boot of The Washington Post.

Republican Governor Faults Trump For Sending 'Confusing Messages' About Masks

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the president should be "truthful" and "realistic" about the COVID-19 crisis.

The Lincoln Project savages Trump's debate claim that separated migrant kids are 'so well taken care of'

Just minutes after President Trump declared during Thursday night's debate that migrant kids separated from their parents are 'so well taken care of' inside U.S. facilities, the Lincoln Project released a searing four-second ad combining his words with the wails of children.

Donald Trump’s Huge Lies

The conservative desire for a “truth-teller” is entirely defensible. But Trump’s entire history is Obama-esque: When it serves his interests, Trump lies.

GOP's Romney, long a Trump critic, voted — but not for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he's voted in the Nov. 3 election — but not for the leader of his party. "I did not vote for President Trump,” the Utah...

Trump-backing columnist hits the panic button — and begs the president to shut up about Hunter Biden

Conservative columnist Marc Thiessen has been one of the few Washington Post columnists who has been a reliable defender of President Donald Trump. However, even Thiessen seems to have reached his breaking point while watching Trump seize on the leaked emails that purportedly came from the laptop of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic rival […]

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Was 'Little Republican' Until Trump 'Changed Everything'

The Oscar-winning actor grew up in a GOP family and voted for John McCain.

Why Senate Republicans deserve to lose many seats

The GOP-controlled Senate has failed the American people.

‘Totally improper’: Pro-Trump Fox pundit taken aback after president begs Bill Barr to go after Biden

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume was aghast at reports that President Donald Trump was pressuring Attorney General Bill Barr to prosecute Joe Biden. The president appeared Tuesday on Fox News, where he complained that his attorney general had not bowed to House Republican requests to appoint a special counsel to investigate corruption allegations […]

WSJ editorial board slams Trump over Joe Scarborough tweets

President Donald Trump has been pushing a debunked theory that the "Morning Joe" cohost was involved in the 2001 death of a congressional aide.

George W. Bush Virtually Endorses Joe Biden In Powerful Statement

Former President and First Lady George W. and Laura Bush issued a statement on the riots that echoed Joe Biden's language of empathy and unity.

Former George W. Bush alumni endorse Biden

Nearly two dozen former officials who served in President George W. Bush's administration endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday.

Trump will end his presidency as he began it: Whining

The GOP picked a bad year to invite a mugging.

Conservatives voting Joe Biden over Donald Trump are patriots. Thanks for the inspiration.

Conservatives are setting aside policy priorities to vote for Biden and other Democrats. Would I be this honorable if our situations were reversed?

Former New Hampshire GOP chair: My fellow Republicans, Trump does not deserve your loyalty

Where is the responsible governance, the individual liberty, equal justice and opportunity for all? I ask my Republican friends: Is this your party?

Ex-RNC Chair Uses MLK Quote To Reveal Why He’s Voting For Joe Biden

Michael Steele also slammed the GOP for bending “the arc of the party towards the baser motives” of Donald Trump.

Six ex-Trump officials warn NY Post story on Hunter Biden is likely Russian disinformation: report

The highly controversial report on Hunter Biden pushed by Rupert Murdoch’s NY Post is likely Russian disinformation. “More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son ‘has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.’ […]

Ron Reagan Blasts 'Grifter' Trumps, Says His Dad Would Be 'Horrified' By The GOP

The former president's son said "we’ve got a bunch of grifters in the White House."

The Republican endorses Joe Biden for president (Editorial)

Being president is about so much more than technical proficiency. Our nation today needs not only help with public health and the economy, but also emotional, even spiritual, healing. It goes without saying that such is far beyond the reach of the current occupant of the White House. This role is right in Biden’s wheelhouse.

Bob Woodward, Wolf Blitzer Claim GOP Senators Privately Criticize Donald Trump

After GOP Sen. Ben Sasse was recorded unloading on Trump, Woodward said other Republican senators "feel exactly the same way."

Another life-long Republican who served under Trump is voting for Biden. We should pay attention to her reason why

Senior officials have been quick to badmouth Olivia Troye, who has a decade of experience in homeland secrity

Former White House chief of staff tells friends that Trump 'is the most flawed person' he's ever met

Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has told friends that President Donald Trump "is the most flawed person" he's ever known.

Ben Sasse: Republican senator unloads on Trump in constituent call, saying 'he mocks evangelicals' and has 'flirted with White supremacists'

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse criticized President Donald Trump earlier this week during a phone call with constituents, saying a number of unflattering things about the President, including that he's "flirted with White supremacists" and "kisses dictators' butts," his office confirmed to CNN.

Conservative Columnist Sums Up Donald Trump’s Strong Case For Worst President In History

“What are they thinking?” Max Boot of The Washington Post asked of Trump's supporters.

A conservative’s case for Biden

There are many conservative reasons to vote against Trump — but what about positive reasons to vote for Biden?

It’s time to push back’: Former Trump administration official torches president’s COVID response in secretly-filmed documentary

Several public health experts who have spent this year watching as President Donald Trump has ignored, refuted, and openly mocked their guidance on the coronavirus pandemic are among those interviewed in a new documentary titled “Totally Under Control”—coming forward to give an insider’s account of how the Trump administration’s severe mismanagement of the crisis led […]

Romney decries state of America's 'vile, vituperative, hate-filled' politics, puts blame largely on Trump

Romney said he's "troubled" by U.S. politics having "moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass" unbecoming of America.

Editor: Thomson von Stein

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