A conference phone call among Republican lawmakers went south on Tuesday after one GOP Congressman floated a resolution that would formally condemn any Republican who called on Donald Trump to concede the 2020 presidential election.
According to The Washington Post, the controversy started when Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) pitched a resolution during the call that would condemn “any member who calls upon President Trump to concede prematurely before these investigations are complete.”
According to sources that spoke with the Post, many members of the House Freedom Caucus agreed with Mooney, while more moderate members strongly objected to it.
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), who has recognized President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, reportedly said that “it’s not the job of the conference to tell members how to think or what to say.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) similarly told the conference call that he opposed the measure while also saying, “This is America.”