Republican Governor Tells Trump to ‘Stop Golfing and Concede’
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan fires at Trump on Twitter
Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged President Donald Trump to “stop golfing and concede” the presidential election to Joe Biden.
Trump branded Hogan a “RINO,” a term that stands for "Republican In Name Only," which prompted the governor's response.
The president cited a report that Hogan purchased almost $10 million in flawed COVID-19 tests for the state of Maryland from South Korea.
“This RINO will never make the grade," Trump wrote.
"Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big money for!”
Hogan fired back:
“If you had done your job, America’s governors wouldn’t have been forced to fend for themselves to find tests in the middle of a pandemic, as we successfully did in Maryland.”
If you had done your job, America's governors wouldn't have been forced to fend for themselves to find tests in the middle of a pandemic, as we successfully did in Maryland.— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) November 22, 2020
Stop golfing and concede. https://t.co/tCXO8etxge
Hogan has been a vocal critic of Trump and even considered challenging him in the 2020 Republican presidential primary.
A number of Republicans have called on Trump to concede the presidential election to Biden, despite the votes being disputed and lawsuits in various states.
A federal judge dismissed the Trump campaign’s lawsuit to block the certification of election results in Pennsylvania.
Trump's campaign lawyers responded to the dismissed lawsuit to challenge Pennsylvania's results, insisting it would move them to file an appeal to the Third Circuit court.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in a statement:
Today’s decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although we fully disagree with this opinion, we’re thankful to the Obama-appointed judge for making this anticipated decision quickly, rather than simply trying to run out the clock.
Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey urged Trump to “accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process," following the ruling.
The president has given no indication he plans to concede to Biden.
The Trump campaign appealed the ruling in Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Vice President Mike Pence vowed on Friday to “keep fighting” as results from the 2020 race undergoing lawsuits.