An overwhelming majority of congressional Republicans won’t acknowledge Joe Biden as the President-Elect, according to a Washington Post survey.
The survey was taken the morning after President Donald Trump posted a 46-minute video claiming he’d won the election and alleged “corrupt forces” were trying to steal his victory. Just 25 out of 222 Republicans acknowledged Biden’s win.
Ninety percent of Senate and House GOP members have yet to say who the winner is. The Post survey asked lawmakers three questions: Who won the presidential contest, do you support or oppose Trump’s continuing efforts to claim victory, and if they will accept Biden as the legitimately elected president if he wins the electoral college majority.
Only 8 Republicans said they support Trump’s claim of victory.
The survey also found that 11 of 52 Senate Republicans acknowledge Biden’s win. Out of 14 House Republicans who recognized Biden as the winner, six will be retiring from politics later this month and two others represent districts that Biden won.
GOP Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., who worked with Biden on the “Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot” proposal, called Biden the president-elect and promised to work with the new administration shortly after the election was called by most news outlets on Nov. 7.
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