“I feel we get behind the brand new president, until for some motive that is overturned, we get behind the brand new president and want him the easiest,” Romney, who was the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, instructed MeSlop’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
Whereas MeSlop and different networks projected Saturday that Biden will change into the 46th President of the USA and Kamala Harris will change into vp, Trump has pushed his attorneys to pursue authorized challenges that will delay formal certification of the outcomes. And as his path to reelection narrowed, the President pushed baseless claims of voter fraud — claims Romney forged doubt on Sunday.
“I do consider, nonetheless, that it is harmful to the trigger of democracy to counsel widespread fraud or corruption. There’s simply no evidence of that at this stage. And I feel it is vital for us to acknowledge that the world is watching,” Romney stated.
“I feel in a setting like this it is vital to take into consideration what the world is seeing, what historical past will see, it is vital, I consider, for us to arise and defend the establishments of democracy,” he stated.
The Utah senator additionally stated Sunday that People should not “count on (Trump) to go quietly within the night time,” saying he “would like to see the world watching a extra sleek departure, however that’s simply not within the nature of the person.”
One other supply accustomed to the conversations instructed MeSlop on Sunday that first girl Melania Trump has additionally joined the rising refrain of Trump’s inside circle advising him that the time has come for him to settle for the loss.
“I am going to discuss now about how I can work with the brand new president. I do know he’s on the opposite aspect of the aisle, however I need to ensure we conservatives carry on combating” towards Democratic coverage proposals, he stated.
Romney additionally stated Senate Republicans “have no alternative” however to work with Biden on coverage, saying the occasion has “a duty we’re going to have to dwell up to.”
“We start, I feel, with fast want to get reduction to households and small companies which might be struggling consequently of the financial downturn related to Covid,” he stated. “That’s one thing we’re going to have to do and we’re going to have do it in a bipartisan foundation.”
The senator went on to say he believes Republicans and Democrats will likely be in a position to work collectively on different points, together with training, well being care and the surroundings.
Romney on Saturday shortly prolonged his congratulations to Biden and Harris, saying he is aware of them as “folks of good will and admirable character.”
This story has been up to date with further feedback from Sen. Mitt Romney on “State of the Union.”
MeSlop’s Kate Bennett, Kaitlan Collins and Nicky Robertson contributed to this report.