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Hogan ’embarrassed that more people’ in the GOP ‘aren’t speaking up’ against Trump

Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday that he’s “embarrassed that more people” in the GOP “aren’t speaking up” against President Trump in the wake of the election. 

Hogan told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he was no longer “sure” he’s “confident” that Trump will “do the right thing” and concede after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the victor two weeks ago.

{mosads}The Republican governor slammed the “pressuring of the legislatures” to “somehow change the outcome” of the election as “completely outrageous,” expressing concern for how the U.S. will be perceived abroad. 

“We were the most respected country with respect to elections,” he said. “And now, we’re beginning to look like we’re a banana republic. It’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It just gets more bizarre every single day.”

“And frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up,” he added.

The Republican governor said there are a few people from his party that have acknowledged Trump’s loss, citing Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) but adding that an “awful lot of them” have not. 

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday after a federal judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit alleging voter fraud in Pennsylvania. Only three other Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), have recognized Biden’s victory.

Citing his father, former Rep. Larry Hogan (R-Md.), who condemned the Nixon administration amid the Watergate scandal, the governor said on Sunday that history “will judge everybody just as they did during Watergate.”

Trump has declined to concede in the election, instead pursuing lawsuits through his campaign promoting false claims of widespread voter fraud among mail-in votes.

Tags 2020 election 2020 election results 2020 presidential election Ben Sasse Donald Trump Donald Trump presidential campaign Joe Biden Lisa Murkowski Maryland Mitt Romney Pat Toomey President-elect Republican senators Sunday shows Susan Collins Trump concession

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