Sen. Mike Rounds stood his ground Monday after former President Donald Trump labeled the South Dakota Republican a “jerk” for insisting the 2020 presidential election results were legitimate.
Rounds, who acknowledged in an interview with ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that Trump “simply did not win the election,” said in a statement that he was “disappointed but not surprised by the former president’s reaction” to his comments.
“However, the facts remain the same. I stand by my statement. The former president lost the 2020 election,” Rounds added.
“This isn’t new information. If we’re being honest, there was no evidence of widespread fraud that would have altered the results of the election,” the lawmaker added.
Hours earlier, Trump had slammed the senator for his Sunday