Jim Jordan: 'No way' Trump should concede

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanRepublicans float support for antitrust reform after Trump Facebook ban upheld Facebook board decision on Trump ban pleases no one Five takeaways on the House's return to budget earmarks MORE, one of President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE's staunchest defenders in the House, said in remarks published Monday that doesn't think Trump should concede the 2020 election after the Electoral College certifies President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Argentina launches 'Green Mondays' campaign to cut greenhouse gases On The Money: Federal judge vacates CDC's eviction moratorium | Biden says he's open to compromise on corporate tax rate | Treasury unsure of how long it can stave off default without debt limit hike MORE's victory next week.

“No. No way, no way, no way,” the Ohio Republican told CNN, adding: ”We should still try to figure out exactly what took place here. And as I said that includes, I think, debates on the House floor — potentially on Jan. 6.”

The president has continued to reject the results in the weeks since Election Day, while his campaign and supporters mount thus far fruitless legal challenges in a number of states where he lost, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, making unsubstantiated allegations of fraud.


“I know we have members who feel that way, feel very strongly about we should be debating what took place in Pennsylvania,” Jordan said. “But, you know, you had all kinds of crazy things happening in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, all these in Nevada. … So everything you look at doesn't make sense.”

Earlier on Monday, a legal challenge brought by Republicans in Michigan seeking to decertify the state’s election results, which show Biden winning by more than 150,000 votes, was shot down by a federal judge. The defeat adds to a growing heap of rejected lawsuits by the president’s team and his allies aimed at invalidating votes or decertifying totals in multiple states.

A growing number of Republicans in Congress have come to publicly acknowledge Biden’s victory in the past few weeks. However, others still feel the House should take up floor debates on the matter.

“There are members who believe there could be value in having substantive debate of what occurred in states with substantial irregularities,” Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzCornyn is most prolific tweeter in Congress so far in 2021 GOP frustration with Liz Cheney 'at a boiling point' Hillicon Valley: DOJ to review cyber challenges | Gaetz, House Republicans want to end funding for postal service surveillance | TikTok gets new CEO MORE (R-Fla.), who is also an ardent Trump supporter, told CNN.

“I don't believe that 10 hours of debate on that subject would impair the union,” he added.