Republicans are 'privately frustrated' that Trump won't shut up about 2020 election: CNN reporter
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CNN reporter Melanie Zanona on Thursday revealed that GOP lawmakers are privately getting fed up with former President Donald Trump refusing to shut up about the 2020 election.

In fact, she said, Republicans were particularly annoyed when Trump issued a veiled threat that his supporters wouldn't vote in 2022 and 2024 if the GOP didn't make investigating the 2020 election their top priority.

"Republicans are privately frustrated that Trump keeps trying to rehash the 2020 election," she said. "They would rather keep their midterm message focused on Joe Biden, the economy, or the border, and even some of Trump's most loyal supporters in Congress want to put 2020 in the rearview mirror."

Zanona also said that some Republicans are worried that "Trump's false claims of voter fraud and false talk of a rigged election could actually depress voter turnout among Republicans and turn off moderates and independents, just like we saw in the Georgia Senate races earlier this year when Republicans lost both seats."

Despite all this, however, she said no Republicans are willing to come out and criticize the former president publicly.

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Republicans are 'privately frustrated' that Trump won't shut up about 2020 election