On Saturday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) echoed the claims of the Trump campaign on Twitter, attacking the media for calling the presidential election and claiming that the winner will not be determined until “allegations of fraud” have been addressed.
The media do not get to determine who the president is. The people do. When all lawful votes have been counted, recounts finished, and allegations of fraud addressed, we will know who the winner is
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 7, 2020
Hawley’s tirade earned swift mockery from social media.
When the moment to show leadership and good character arrived, the junior senator from Missouri once again walked the other way. https://t.co/olYj0lS5n0
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) November 7, 2020
We have our first case of BDS – Biden Derangement Syndrome https://t.co/4jlIbUpcGO
— Drew Savicki (@SenhorRaposa) November 7, 2020
Math is Math. pic.twitter.com/mIN74nD5Oo
— Tyler Daniels (@fe5082) November 7, 2020
No kidding. But even ppl in the media know how to do math. There’s not enough ballots for Trump to catch up. Biden’s lead in Penn is large enough compared to the remaining ballots to preliminarily call the race. We need better education in Mo. every our senators struggle.
— imnotvegan (@imnorvegan) November 7, 2020
Biden won dude. And stop saying "lawful ballots". You're doing it to try to back up the Republican claim that their is all of this voter fraud when, the few times it has been found, it's generally been the Republican party behind it. Not saying Dems haven't done it, but dude.
— violentX (@SailorSunnydale) November 7, 2020
I've said this before, but @YaleLawSch schools consider rescinding your degree. A competent attny would understand that without evidence, allegations are nonsense.
— erin (@erinruss10) November 7, 2020
.@HawleyMO is clearly in Slightly Smarter Trump Authoritarian School, and he’s flunking. But MSM/Beltway desperately wants its post-Paul Ryan Republican Dreamboat, and he will be very ridiculous — and potentially dangerous — in the next four years. #Election2020 #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/L7uPXCeiO5
— Joe Rossi (@JoeLATrib) November 7, 2020
Seeing this kind of childish and delusional behavior from elected officials is, quite frankly, really sad.
— Pokermask (@ThePokermask) November 7, 2020
All credible allegations have been addressed, all that remains are baseless conspiracy theories. So, gladly, math has led to the inevitable conclusion that @JoeBiden is our next lawfully-elected president. You do not get to determine how math works! https://t.co/s9pMIDii3t
— Rob Patro (@nomad421) November 7, 2020
Republican pollster: Trump’s attitude over the next six weeks may hurt GOP chances of keeping Senate
A coalition of U.S. government security agencies has taken the step to defend the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, calling it “the most secure in American history.” Even so, President Donald J. Trump, the man on the losing ticket, has continued denying the results. Now, experts warn that if Trump doesn't walk away from the fight and offer a peaceful transfer of power to the President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration, it could hurt GOP chances to retain the U.S. Senate.
Conservative columnist accuses Republicans of turning their voters into a mob of anti-democracy fascists
Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin attacked Republican officials who have spent the past decade turning their most ardent supporters into a kind of anti-democracy mob.
Writing her column on Monday, Rubin cited the CNN interviews with Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) and John Bolton as being one of a handful of Republicans willing to speak out against the tyranny that President Donald Trump is being allowed to continue.
“State election officials and judges throughout the country are serving as protectors of our democracy at a time when, frankly, Republican leaders in Washington, D.C., are failing miserably at the job, as are administration officials who have proven willing to degrade themselves, to serve the president’s brittle spirit instead of the Constitution and the American people," Rubin cited CNN's Jake Tapper from "State of the Union" this Sunday.
WATCH: Melania Trump goes maskless as she participates in White House Christmas tree delivery
First Lady Melania Trump declined to wear a face mask as she was receiving this year's White House Christmas tree.
In White House video released on Monday, the first lady can be seen without a mask while accepting delivery of the tree. However, masks were worn by everyone else seen in the video.
The White House has been criticized for allowing COVID-19 to spread at events where attendees are not required to wear masks. At least two "super spreader" events have already taken place at the White House.
The First Lady's Office has said that Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations are expected to take place with smaller crowds.