- Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger were among the first Republicans to be critical of President Donald Trump’s remarks
- Trump stood in the White House briefing room and alleged a conspiracy by ‘big media, big money and big tech’ was waged against him
- ‘STOP Spreading debunked misinformation…,’ Kinzinger tweeted. ‘This is getting insane.’
- Hogan said there was ‘no defense for the president’s comments tonight undermining our Democratic process’
- Former GOP senators Rick Santorum and Jeff Flake were also critical of Trump’s actions
Senior Republicans have hit out at Donald Trump after he claimed – without evidence – that the election was being stolen from him, calling his allegations ‘insane.’
Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey and a Trump ally, accused the President of ‘inflaming without informing’ urging him to ‘show us the evidence.’
Larry Hogan, Republican governor of Maryland, said there is ‘no defense’ for Trump’s comments, adding: ‘No person is more important than democracy.’
And Adam Kinzinger, a Republican representative from Illinois, added: ‘If you have legit concerns about fraud present EVIDENCE and take it to court.
‘STOP Spreading debunked misinformation… This is getting insane.’
They spoke out on Thursday night after President Trump hosted a press conference – his first since election night – when he alleged a vast conspiracy against him by big tech, big donors, social media, the media in general, pollsters and Democrats.