Presidential son Eric Trump issued a threat on Tuesday night to House and Senate Republicans who refuse to join his fatherâ€™s last-ditch effort to overthrow President-elect Joe Bidenâ€™s decisive victory: Either jump aboard the Trump train or find another job.
On a night where Republicans found themselves perilously close to losing their Senate majority as Democrats were in a favorable position to sweep the Georgia runoff races, the presidentâ€™s No. 2 son instead focused his attention on Wednesdayâ€™s futile effort to block Congressâ€™ certification of the Electoral College vote.
With 140 House Republicans and at least 12 GOP senators expected to challenge the results when Congress meets to count the Electoral College votes, tens of thousands of MAGA have poured into Washington, D.C., to protest the election results. President Donald Trump himself has said he will appear at a â€œStop the Stealâ€ rally on Wednesday.
â€œTomorrowâ€™s gonna tell you a lot about the country,â€ Eric Trump told pro-Trump Fox News host Sean Hannity. â€œBecause I can tell you, Sean, any senator or any congressman that does notâ€”meaning on this sideâ€”that does not fight tomorrow, their political career is over. Because the MAGA movement is going nowhere!â€
Adding that his dad â€œcreated the greatest movement in American history,â€ the younger Trump spelled out his threat specifically to the Republican members of Congress who refuse to join the presidentâ€™s attempt to subvert the will of the American people.
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â€œThey will get primaried next time around. And they will lose if they donâ€™t stand up and show some backbone, and show some conviction,â€ he said.
The presidentâ€™s kid later took to Twitter to double down on his promise to campaign against Republicans who wonâ€™t object to Bidenâ€™s election victory.
I will personally work to defeat every single Republican Senator / Congressman who doesnâ€™t stand up against this fraud – they will be primaried in their next election and they will lose.
â€” Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 6, 2021
While Eric Trump railed against conservative lawmakers for not backing his daddyâ€™s coup attempt, a number of right-wing pundits and MAGA supporters blasted the president on Tuesday night for likely sinking Republicansâ€™ chances in the Georgia Senate runoffs.
With both Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff poised to pull off victories and swing the Senate majority in Democratsâ€™ favor, many conservatives placed the blame on Trump for spreading crazed conspiracy theories about widespread election fraud while refusing to accept he lost. Besides pushing baseless claims that the election was â€œstolenâ€ from him, he also spent weeks attacking Georgia election officials and even tried to pressure the Georgia secretary of state to â€œfindâ€ votes to flip his defeat in the state.