Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday presented a resolution, in the weekly Republican Conference meeting, to call on all GOP members to support President Trump throughout his legal fight.
Mooney, a West Virginia Republican, also plans to present his resolution for consideration before the entire House floor. That’s an effort sure to lose because the House is under Democratic control.
Although the Trump campaign voter fraud lawsuits have fallen short in lower court rulings since he lost the electoral count on election night over one month ago, Republican lawmakers have largely supported his endeavor to investigate and take evidence through the legal pipeline to show President-elect Joe Biden’s win is not legitimate.
The resolution, according to Mooney, calls on House Republicans to support Trump’s effort to count every legal vote cast in the 2020 presidential election and punish “voter fraud.” House GOP members should not prematurely call on Trump to concede before these investigations are complete, Mooney’s resolution says.
In a tweet, Mooney stated, “I call on my fellow colleagues in the House GOP Conference to join me in sending a strong, united message of support for President @realDonaldTrump. No Republican member should prematurely call on President Trump to concede before these investigations are complete.”
A number of Republicans outside the lower chamber already called on Trump to throw in the towel, including Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who called on Trump to concede late last month, Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, former President George W. Bush, former Republican Gov. Bill Owens, and more than 30 former Republican House members.