While most Republican lawmakers remain on the sidelines awaiting President Trump’s legal contents, several leading senators are accepting the results of Monday’s Electoral College.
Here are senators:
- “The orderly transfer of power is a hallmark of our democracy, and although I supported President Trump, the Electoral College vote today makes clear that Joe Biden is now President-elect,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
- Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., claimed he was “disappointed by the results of the Electoral College vote” but said that “we must put aside politics and respect the constitutional process that determines the winner of our presidential election.”
- Senate Majority Whip John Thune R-S.D., said: “I understand there are people who feel strongly about the outcome of this election, but in the end at some point you have to face the music. And I think once the Electoral College settles the issue today, it’s time for everybody to move on.”