Some Hill Republicans — *Some* — Show Willingness To Accept Trump Loss

US Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) is seen during a recess of the impeachment trial proceedings of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill January 30, 2020, in Washington, DC. - The fight over calling witnesses to testi... US Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) is seen during a recess of the impeachment trial proceedings of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill January 30, 2020, in Washington, DC. - The fight over calling witnesses to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial intensified January 28, 2020 after Trump's lawyers closed their defense calling the abuse of power charges against him politically motivated. Democrats sought to have the Senate subpoena former White House national security advisor John Bolton to provide evidence after leaks from his forthcoming book suggested he could supply damning evidence against Trump. . (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 7, 2020 2:04 p.m.

While the vast majority of congressional Republicans are staying mum on the news of former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory, at least a few are stepping into the breach and acknowledge that President Trump lost his re-election.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who voted in favor of convicting Trump in the impeachment proceeding earlier this year, tweeted a straight forward message of congratulations to President-elect Biden.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who represents an increasingly purple district, tweeted a commitment to work with the incoming Biden administration.

But other congressional Republicans stopped short of directly addressing reality.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TX)— who has a reputation for being an institutionalist and is retiring at the end of this term — just vaguely referenced the importance of “respect[ing] and promptly accept[ing] the result.”

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