In the sharpest criticism of President Trump by a senior Republican colleague to date, Senator Mitt Romney of Utah on Thursday denounced the president on Twitter for his continued and largely unsuccessful efforts to reverse his electoral defeat earlier this month against Joseph R Biden Jr

Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said the president has exhausted his legal challenges in several battlefield states and tried to challenge the will of voters

His reprimand from M Trump came on the same day the president invited the leaders of the Republican state of Michigan to the White House to discuss their efforts to stop the certification of election results in the state.

– Having failed even to present a plausible case of fraud or widespread conspiracy in court, the president has now exerted overt pressure on national and local authorities to overthrow the will of the people and overturn the election, at ???? Mister Romney wrote – It’s hard to imagine worse, more undemocratic action from a sitting US President ????

The relation between M Trump and Mr Romney has been tumultuous, with M Romney voted alone by a Republican in the Senate to condemn the president of an article of impeachment in February in an otherwise online vote Mr. Trump was acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate

Mr. Romney was not the only Senate member to suggest Thursday that Mr. Trump should step down

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska said Thursday evening in a statement that he said that Mr. Lawyers for Trump’s campaign had refused to allege major fraud.

– Because there are legal consequences for lying to judges, – Mr. Sasse said President Trump lost Michigan by more than 100,000 votes, and the campaign and its allies lost or withdrew of the five lawsuits in Michigan for failing to produce evidenceâ € ”

Mr Sasse said that the campaign efforts of Trump and Rudolph W Giuliani, M Trump’s personal lawyer, to attack the integrity of the election had caused damage

Savage press conferences erode public trust, â € “ Mister Sasse said So no it is obvious that Rudy and his cronies should not be pressuring voters to ignore their certification obligations under the law We are a nation of laws, not of tweetsâ ??? ?

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