Former President Donald Trump referred to Senator Mike Rounds arsenic a “RINO” — Republican successful sanction lone — aft Rounds, who represents South Dakota, rejected Trump’s lies astir the integrity of the 2020 wide election.
“Is helium brainsick oregon conscionable stupid?” Trump said successful the statement. “The numbers are conclusive, and the fraudulent and irregular votes are massive. The lone crushed helium did this is due to the fact that helium got my endorsement and easy won his authorities successful 2020, truthful present helium thinks helium has time, and those are the lone ones, the weak, who volition interruption away. Even though his predetermination volition not beryllium coming up for 5 years, I volition ne'er endorse this jerk again.”
Insisting that Rounds “will ne'er person my Endorsement again,” Trump vowed to withhold his enactment from Rounds the adjacent clip Rounds is up for reelection, which won’t beryllium until 2026.
Rounds had earlier said during an interrogation connected ABC’s “This Week” that the predetermination was some escaped and just and pushed backmost against falsehoods that the predetermination was stolen, a assertion repeated by Trump, whose supporters, spurred by his lies, attacked the United States Capitol connected January 6, 2021 arsenic portion of a failed bid to hold the electoral certification of President Joe Biden’s win.
“While determination were immoderate irregularities, determination were nary of the irregularities which would person risen to the constituent wherever they would person changed the ballot result successful a azygous state,” Rounds said, adding: “The predetermination was just — arsenic just arsenic we’ve seen. We simply did not triumph the predetermination arsenic Republicans for the presidency.”
There is nary grounds of wide predetermination fraud and Trump’s ain information agencies affirmed this successful 2020 adjacent arsenic helium continued to assertion fraud had been liable for his predetermination loss.
A statement from the national Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), portion of a associated connection from the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Executive Committees, revealed the agencies recovered “no grounds that immoderate voting strategy deleted oregon mislaid votes, changed votes, oregon was successful immoderate mode compromised.” The connection went connected to notation to the 2020 general election as “the astir unafraid successful American history.”
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