Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Republicans to drop their support of President Trump’s election challenge, warning it is damaging the nation.
“The Republican refusal to deal with reality is hurting our country in many ways: fighting the health crisis of COVID, improving our economy, and not compromising on national security,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, told reporters on Thursday. “It’s time to move on and get to work for the American people.”
Senate Republicans have largely avoided congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and are supporting Trump’s decision to challenge election results in several states.
Georgia will conduct a recount of all ballots by hand, officials announced this week. Biden is ahead by about 11,000 votes. Trump is challenging ballot counting in several other states, including Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona.
Democrats argue Trump’s challenge is futile and that Biden is significantly ahead in all the states he’s challenging.
Schumer said Trump’s legal challenges “are being laughed at