Donald Trump Jr. recently sounded off on members of the GOP in a statement defending his father following a contested presidential election.
According to a report from The Hill, the younger Trump challenged Republican Party leaders to stand up and back his father amid challenges to the returns from Tuesday’s presidential race — or else risk their political futures.
In a tweet on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s eldest son specifically targeted a crop of GOP rising stars positioning themselves for a White House bid in four years.
The total lack of action from virtually all of the “2024 GOP hopefuls” is pretty amazing.
They have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing & able to fight but they will cower to the media mob instead.
Don’t worry @realDonaldTrump will fight & they can watch as usual!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 5, 2020
In addition to denouncing the “total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP hopefuls,'” Trump Jr. alleged that the party figures “have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing [and] able to fight but they will cower to the media mob instead.”
He asserted that his father “will fight [and] they can watch as usual!”
In subsequent tweets, Trump Jr. included Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) as exceptions to the rule.
“Lack of action”
Don Jr.’s reference to a “lack of action” is in an apparent reference to the president’s post-election allegations of suspected voter fraud in various states during the 2020 presidential election.
The Trump campaign and a team of lawyers have signaled a commitment to challenge results in multiple key battleground states — including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin — over alleged voter fraud.
Trump Jr.’s comments also came as his father’s supporters gathered to protest in cities across the U.S., expressing frustration with the response from their representatives and election officials.
Eric Trump echoed his brother’s sentiment, warning Republicans of the potential wrath of voters in response to their inaction, The Hill reported.
Some Republicans did grow louder in their defense of the president on Thursday, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who tweeted: “All votes that are *legally* cast should be counted. There is NO excuse not to allow poll watchers to observe counting.”