Eric Trump issued a warning to the Republicans in Congress who are not behind his father’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election result, telling them their “political career is over” and touting the threat of primaries.
As the Georgia senatorial vote count led the news agenda, Trump appeared on Fox News, along with other family members of the President to claim that the Republicans will block Joe Biden‘s confirmation as president-elect in Congress on Wednesday.
Trump made baseless claims that the election was rigged against his father: “The media is totally carrying the water for Biden. They know the guy had zero enthusiasm, he did not win.
“I mean, he couldn’t draw 12 people into a classroom when my father was filling stadiums. No one believes that this guy got 80 million votes. It doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t look right.”
“I think tomorrow’s gonna tell you a lot about the country because…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,” Trump said.
“My father has created the greatest political movement in political history and I’m telling you they will get primaried the next time around and they will lose if they don’t stand up and show some backbone and some conviction.”
A group of Republican senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) plans to object to the certification of the election results over purported concerns about irregularities. Separately, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) plans to do the same.
Their objections will force a Senate debate and a vote on certification, but they lack enough support in either chamberâ€”the Democrats have a majority in the Houseâ€”to disrupt Biden’s path to inauguration on January 20.
There is no evidence of electoral fraud on a scale that would have altered the final result.
President Donald Trump is pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to block Congress from certifying the election results. But Pence’s role in the process is procedural, and he does not have the power or authority to upend the results.
Biden received 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 following November’s election.