Republican Congressman Paul Mitchell, of Michigan, told President Donald Trump this week that it’s time for him to stop pretending he won the 2020 election and get ready to hand over the Oval Office to President-elect Joe Biden.
As noted by The Detroit News, Mitchell took to Twitter to urge the president to accept reality and cooperate with the presidential transition process.
“I will keep trying this… [Trump] legal challenges alleging fraud have failed due to lack of evidence,” Mitchell wrote. “Recounts may change numbers slightly – not enough to change the outcome.”
He then argued it was the president’s patriotic duty to stand aside and give the Biden team access to the resources they need to take over on January 20th.
The Michigan Republican, who is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, has previously said the nation demands its political leaders accept wins and losses “with grace and maturity.” Of Trump, Mitchell also said “even if you say repeatedly, it doesn’t mean you won.”