GOP Increasingly Accepts Trump’s Defeat — But Not in Public

The GOP's public silence on the reality of Biden's victory amounts to tacit approval of Trump's baseless claims of election fraud.

  • Published 18 November 2020
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talk as they arrive to listen to President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. When Harris returned to the Senate the week of Nov. 16, 2020, for the first time as vice president-elect, her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Graham greeted her with a fist bump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice president-elect, her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Sen. Lindsey Graham greeted her with a fist bump. It was a sign that many Republicans have privately acknowledged what they refuse to say openly: Democrat Joe Biden and Harris won the election and will take office in January. The GOP’s public silence on the reality of Biden’s victory…

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