Trump Jr. calls out 2024 GOP hopefuls for 'lack of action'

President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday called out potential 2024 Republican presidential hopefuls for not being supportive enough of his father as votes are counted across the country to determine a White House winner.

Trump Jr., who is seen as a potential future political candidate, decried a "total lack of action" from those who may make a run in four years, as the current presidential race comes down to the wire in a handful of battleground states.

“They have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing & able to fight but they will cower to the media mob instead,” Trump Jr. tweeted, adding that his father "will fight & they can watch as usual!”


The president's other adult son, Eric TrumpEric TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden convenes world leaders for Earth Day The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Chauvin conviction puts renewed focus on police reform Lara Trump is wild card in North Carolina Senate race MORE, also bemoaned what he viewed as a lack of GOP action to support his father, calling on Republicans to "have some backbone."

"Fight against this fraud. Our voters will never forget you if your [sic] sheep!" he tweeted.


Trump's sons called on Republicans to step up efforts to defend their father as the president's campaign and GOP officials scramble to file lawsuits in several states to stop vote-counting as estimates show the president beginning to lose ground to Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE.

Shortly after Trump Jr.'s initial tweet, a number of Republicans who are viewed as possible contenders for the party's 2024 nomination chimed in on Twitter, voicing support for President Trump while urging for a fair election.

“All votes that are *legally* cast should be counted. There is NO excuse not to allow poll watchers to observe counting,” tweeted Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonTim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Opposition to refugees echoes one of America's most shameful moments White House defends CDC outreach to teachers union MORE (R-Ark.).

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyPollster Frank Luntz: 'I would bet on' Trump being 2024 GOP nominee DNC gathers opposition research on over 20 potential GOP presidential candidates Will DeSantis, Rubio and Scott torch each other to vault from Florida to the White House? MORE (R), who served as United Nations ambassador under Trump, also tweeted, "We all owe @realDonaldTrump for his leadership of conservative victories for Senate, House, & state legislatures."

"He and the American people deserve transparency & fairness as the votes are counted. The law must be followed. We have to keep the faith that the truth will prevail,” she added.


Trump Jr. noted that Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyRepublicans' 'marriage bonus' is social engineering at its worst Cruz outspending other senators on Facebook ads: report Press: Let us now praise Liz Cheney MORE (R-Mo.), who has also been floated as a potential 2024 candidate, had already weighed in saying he would introduce legislation pushing for an array of voting changes.

“If last 24 hrs have made anything clear, it’s that we need new election integrity laws NOW. Ban ballot harvesting, guarantee poll watcher access, make ballot counting transparent. I will introduce,” Haley had tweeted. 

Political observers have begun speculating as to who could take up the GOP mantle in 2024 if Trump loses the election, with some floating Trump Jr., Cotton, Haley, Hawley, Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoPompeo on CIA recruitment: We can't risk national security to appease 'liberal, woke agenda' DNC gathers opposition research on over 20 potential GOP presidential candidates Dozens of scientists call for deeper investigation into origins of COVID-19, including the lab theory MORE, among others.

The president is currently trailing in Nevada and Arizona, and his narrow leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia are winnowing.