Republican Former National Security Officials Urge Party To Demand Trump Concession


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – More than 100 former Republican national security officials demanded on Monday that party leaders denounce President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the presidential election, calling it a dangerous and anti-democratic assault on U. S. institutions.

Comprising some of the most senior national security officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, the group decried the failure of most congressional Republicans to condemn Trump’s unwillingness to acknowledge Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election.

The group – Former Republican National Security Officials for Biden – which formed in August and whose members campaigned against Trump, was particularly critical of Republican congressional leaders in a published letter.

Most Republicans have remained largely silent while Trump disputes the election results with unsubstantiated claims of widespread ele… (Read more)

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