GOP senator: Trump should focus on 2022 elections instead of relitigating 2020

Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntOvernight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' MORE (R-Mo.) said in an interview on Sunday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE should focus on the 2022 midterm elections instead of relitigating 2020.

“I’m sure he believes that in a fair election, he couldn’t have possibly lost and of course he had the ability to go to court and prove whether that election was fair or not,” Blunt said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“The courts did not accept those ideas and so we move forward,” Blunt added.

The Republican senator noted that Trump “is an incredibly popular figure in our party,” adding it would be “incredibly helpful” if Trump would focus on 2022 and the differences between the parties.

“The Biden agenda is an agenda that Republicans are going to be talking about, defining themselves based on our differences on things like what is infrastructure,” Blunt said.

“There are a lot of things to talk about,” he added. “I think 2022 has great potential to be an important and good year for Republicans.”

Trump has repeatedly claimed the 2020 election was stolen from him.  Recently, he has been closely monitoring an audit of votes cast in Arizona's Maricopa County and has castigated Republican officials for failing to take action to reverse his loss.