That so many elected Republicans still refuse to accept the election’s outcome is perhaps not surprising, given how many Trump supporters falsely think that Biden did not legitimately win the election.
McConnell and Tillis eventually acknowledged Biden’s win, weeks after the election was called.
But they’re still in the minority. On Nov. 4, the day after the election, McCarthy told reporters that he would accept the election results once they were certified by the states that were still counting votes. The last of six key swing states certified Biden’s win on Nov. 30.
McCarthy has yet to accept those results. He is among more than 200 congressional Republicans who have yet to publicly acknowledge Biden’s victory, even after the electoral college sealed Biden’s win in its Dec. 14 meeting. Instead, nearly two-thirds of them signed onto a lawsuit asking the Supreme Court essentially to overturn Biden’s win. (The Supreme Court said no.)