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Whoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup'

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergObama calls on governments to 'do their part' in increasing global vaccine supply Celebs cheer guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin Jill Biden to appear in 'Sesame Street' documentary MORE, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” blasted Republican senators on Monday for not speaking out against President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE as she said he mounts “an attempted coup.”

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“This is an attempted coup,” Goldberg said on “The View.” “This is what dictators do when they want to take a country away from its people.”

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“Somebody better step up before you suddenly turn around and they have taken the country and now you have no recourse,” she added.

“Either we fix it now, or he’s gonna walk away with it because his lies are many and they go farther and farther and farther,” Goldberg continued. 

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Hostin joined in on the criticism, saying “What we’re seeing is a president attempting to steal an election to overturn results and in addition disenfranchise voters of color.”

“The appearance of impropriety that is happening in the Republican Party is disgraceful,” she said.

She added that the senators’ private comments against the president and his actions mean “nothing because every person is watching this not only in this country but around the world.”

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Biden has been widely recognized as the president-elect for more than two weeks. But Trump has refused to concede, and his campaign filed several lawsuits contesting the vote in different battleground states.

After the election, Goldberg addressed the president's supporters on "The View," instructing them to "suck it up" and accept defeat after Biden's victory.