For nearly three weeks, outgoing President Donald Trump has continued to deny the reality that President-elect Joe Biden defeated him in the 2020 election.
Trump has raged against the results, with a near-constant stream of lies on his Twitter account claiming widespread voter fraud tipped the election to Biden.
His legal team's bumbling efforts to get legal votes tossed out have failed at least 35 times, including a case regarding the key swing state of Pennsylvania, which the Supreme Court refused to consider.
The Trump campaign's efforts to pressure election officials into not certifying results has also failed, most recently in Michigan, where the state Board of Canvassers certified the results on Monday.
With the already slim chances of Trump securing a second term shrinking by the second, the President instructed General Services Administration (GSA) head Emily Murphy to sign off on the paperwork allocating office space and funds to Biden and his team for the upcoming transition—a part of her job Murphy refused to do for weeks.
Despite the bleak prospects, Trump insisted that the decision to let Murphy begin the transition didn't amount to a concession.
Spreading more lies about the repeatedly debunked Dominion Voting Systems conspiracy theory, Trump said he and his team would "never concede."
What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history? We are moving full speed ahead. Will never concede to fake ballots & “Dominion".
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020
Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois rebuked Trump for the empty "wait and sees," commanding him to stop his bulwark against a peaceful transition of power.
I have seen nothing but conspiracy theories and “wait and sees." Stop this. https://t.co/lfB6uEE9X7
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) November 24, 2020
The Republican's unequivocal admonishment of Trump was a welcome change from the complacency of GOP lawmakers in the face of Trump's tactics.
Quick & clear rebuke of Trump by a GOP member of Congress. https://t.co/yJ5z4RZJD4
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) November 24, 2020
Rep Kinzinger reminds us of the old days when we remembered we are all brothers and sisters regardless of party. Bring back the good old Republicans. America needs a good left party and a good right party to have a healthy democracy and achieve the most inclusive policies. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/1H9bI0S0PC
— Robert Stephenson-Padron (@bobpadron) November 24, 2020
More of this from Rs in Congress please. @SenToomey https://t.co/UXcvkNn51D
— Nicole Burkhardt (@nlstone33) November 24, 2020
Thank you @RepKinzinger for calling it out. C'mon @GOPLeader talk to your guy and tell him to start packing. #KickRocks45 https://t.co/iFcuRUlzGC
— Coach (@jhartner7) November 24, 2020
Refreshing to see conservatives with the cajones and common sense to call out the Trump BS. https://t.co/fjmaC5IUKA
— Charles Green (@CRGmojo) November 24, 2020
But people have little hope Trump will heed Kinzinger's advice.
It's all about revenge with Trump. He will intentionally burn the country down rather than concede or leave with decency
— Carol Prest (@CarolPrest1) November 24, 2020
If only he would listen to you. But alas, you're not telling him what he wants to hear.
— Gina Sirico (@GinaS1116) November 24, 2020
Everyday he does it his supporters are lining his pockets. It's all about the con, it always has been. You figured it out 4 years too late
— TWalsh (@hogan_1969) November 24, 2020
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th.