..some Republicans afraid of the president, some humoring him
Alternet: Appearing on CNN with host Jake Tapper, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) scorched Donald Trump for trying to manipulate electors in various states to overturn the presidential election results and hand the presidency back to him, calling the president’s efforts “outrageous.”
Asked about the president meeting with officials from Michigan and trying to manipulate them into throw votes out, the “State of the Union” guest was livid.
WATCH: Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) says "there has to be an end" to Trump's fight to reverse the vote.@SenKevinCramer: “It’s past time to start a transition, to at least cooperate with a transition. I'd rather have a president who has more than one day to prepare.” pic.twitter.com/joIsn7unz3
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 22, 2020
“Well, I have confidence that on January 20th, the president-elect is going to be sworn in but I’m not sure, you know, I could say I’m confident that the president is going to the right thing,” he told the CNN host. “Look. I thought the pressuring of the legislators to try to somehow, you know, change the outcome with electors was completely outrageous.”
Not true. In fact, less than 48 hours after the election had been called Donald Trump’s transition team was able to use the State Department system to send me a cable asking for my resignation.
(I duly tendered it, and offered to brief Trump’s transition team; they declined.) https://t.co/jrGRcogRvJ
— Dan Baer (@danbbaer) November 21, 2020
“Quite frankly, we used to supervise elections around the world and we were the most respected country with respect to elections,” he continued. “Now we are beginning to look like we are a banana republic. Now it’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It is more bizarre every single day and, frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the Republican Party aren’t speaking up.”