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Former Vice President Dan Quayle: It is time for Trump to 'move on'

Former Vice President Dan Quayle: It is time for Trump to 'move on'
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Former Republican Vice President Dan Quayle said on Monday that it is time for President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE to “move on” and accept defeat days after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE was projected the winner of 2020 presidential election.

Quayle, who served as vice president under George H. W. Bush, is the only surviving member of the last presidential ticket in which the incumbent was defeated in their reelection campaign. He and the senior Bush lost to former President Clinton in 1992. 

“You know, it’s tough in defeat,” he said, according to The New York Times

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“Unfortunately, we were the last incumbent president to lose, and it’s not easy,” he said. “But we’ve had enough time to look at what’s going on, there have been a lot of allegations they continue to investigate, but from my viewpoint, I don’t think there’s any systemic fraud.”

“It’s time to move on, and therefore I hope that there’s some sort of announcement from the White House sooner rather than later,” he continued. 

Quayle is among the few current and former Republican leaders who have acknowledged Biden’s electoral win. 

Four GOP senators – Sens. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRepublicans, please save your party Mellman: How the Senate decided impeachment The Memo: Is Trump mounting a comeback — or finally fading? MORE (Utah), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiDemocrats cut deals to bolster support for relief bill White House not ready to name Tanden replacement The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington on high alert as QAnon theory marks March 4 MORE (Alaska), Ben SasseBen SasseGarland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks Republicans, please save your party Mellman: How the Senate decided impeachment MORE (Neb.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior reverses Trump policy that it says restricted science | Collins to back Haaland's Interior nomination | Republicans press Biden environment nominee on Obama-era policy Republicans, please save your party Susan Collins to back Haaland's Interior nomination MORE (Maine) – have issued statements congratulating Biden on the win. Four Republican governors – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineStates paying billions in fraudulent unemployment claims Governors mark 'Ronald Reagan Day' Reports of unemployment fraud increase as states mail out tax forms MORE have also done so.

Trump has declined to concede after Biden was projected to win the election on Saturday. As the former vice president gained a lead in several battleground states last week, the Trump campaign filed several lawsuits contesting the ballot count without substantiating evidence. 

For months ahead of the election, the president spread unfounded claims that mail-in ballots, used due to the pandemic, would open up the election to fraud.

Some Republican lawmakers have criticized Trump’s post-election rhetoric, but others have stood by the president and urged him to fight back on the results.