MITT Romney accused Donald Trump of trying to "subvert will of the people" in an "undemocratic" bid to overturn the election results.
The senator took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Trump who has yet to concede and has launched a flurry of lawsuits after the race was repeatedly called for Joe Biden.
Romney said Trump's campaign "failed to make a plausible case for widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law."
His statement read: "The President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election.
"It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President."
His comments come after Trump's Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said there would be a "second" Trump term, while his lawyers Rudy Giuliani, Sindey Powell, and Jenna Ellis pushed conspiracy theories on Thursday.
Trump hit back on Twitter, saying Romney was a Republican In Name Only (RINO), writing "I'm sure, however, that he feels he got slaughtering by Obama 'fair and square.'"
Hours after a very sweaty Giuliani made wild claims of a "centralized" Democratic voter fraud scheme, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse also spoke out.
"President Trump lost Michigan by more than 100,000 votes, and the campaign and its allies have lost in or withdrawn from all five lawsuits in Michigan for being unable to produce any evidence," he said, per a Politico reporter.
"Wild press conferences erode public trust. So no, obviously Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute."
Sasse added that "we are a nation of laws, not tweets" after Trump invited the Republican leaders of Michigan's legislature to the White House on Friday in a bid to block certification of the election in states Biden won.
Senate Republican Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield will reportedly attend the meeting on Friday.
Trump's slew of lawsuits have been rejected by judges in several battleground states like Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.
Giuliani claimed this was because of "friendly judges that issue ridiculous irrational opinions," adding that they were "about to" file in Georgia and will "probably" file in Arizona.
Speaking about Wayne County, MI, Giuliani – who hasn't served as a lawyer in an NYC court case since 1992, reports say – falsely said "they decertified" their results when they did in fact vote to certify the election there.
"Based on what I've read in their filings, when Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud," he said.
Sasse, an occasional critic of the president, said this is "because there are legal consequences for lying to judges."
"President Trump lost Michigan by more than 100,000 votes, and the campaign and its allies have lost in or withdrawn from all five lawsuits in Michigan for being unable to produce any evidence," he said.
Earlier this month, his fellow GOP member Romney appeared to back Trump challenging the election results and said he nearly did the same in 2012 when he lost to Barack Obama.
But last night, Romney office told Fox News there's a difference between “pursuing legal challenges” when there's actual evidence versus "the harmful and damaging rhetoric that the election is rigged.”
"It goes without saying that applying political pressure to local officials not to certify legally cast ballots is outside the bounds of any regular legal challenge," his spokesperson said.
Romney and Sasse both spoke out after Trump's team said they intended to file more lawsuits and outrageously blamed George Soros, the Clintons, and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela for Biden being elected.
Trump's personal lawyer seemed to be perspiring profusely on Thursday as he repeatedly claimed the outgoing president had won the election despite Biden's win.
The presidential race has been repeatedly called for Biden since November 7 and he has amassed 290 electoral votes – but Trump has refused to concede.
Giuliani claimed there's enough voting irregularities evidence in various states to overturn the election even without the Dominion allegations.
It's not the first time Republican senator Romney has spoken out against the Trump administration this year.
Romney also has admitted that he did not vote for Trump and wanted him convicted for abusing presidential powers in February after his impeachment.
Following George Floyd's police custody death, he joined about 1,000 other Christian protesters to march on the White House to be a "voice against racism" while Trump raged against the Black Lives Matter rallies.
"Tremendous sincerity," remarked in a sarcastic tweet. "What a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would 'tank' so badly in Utah!"
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