Republicans are starting to break with President Donald Trump as Joe Biden has taken the lead in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada as the election count continues for the third day.
While President Trump does everything he can to rile his base, including falsely declaring victory and railing on Twitter to stop the count, some Republicans have read the tea leaves and publicly rebuked the president.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has largely avoided criticizing the President while he’s been in office, told reporters Wednesday that “claiming you’ve won the election is different from finishing the counting.”
According to NBC News, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who helped Trump prepare for the first presidential debate and caught the coronavirus for his efforts, told ABC News that Trump’s claims of fraud and Biden stealing the vote are unfounded.
“There’s just no basis to make that argument tonight,” Christie said about Trump’s claims on ABC News. “There just isn’t. All these votes have to be counted that are in now.