U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks through the Hart Senate Office Building on November 18, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
A central factor around the GOP’s decision to stay quiet: The two critical Georgia Senate runoffs where Trump can play a key role in turning out their base to help keep the chamber in Republican hands next Congress.
Infuriating Trump now will only undercut their efforts to lean on a President who holds enormous sway with their core voters, Republican sources said Monday.
But Cornyn, like most Senate Republicans, would not refer to Biden as “President-elect,” saying the matter will be resolved on Dec. 14, when electors meet in their state capitols to cast their ballots to make official that Biden is the winner.
“I really don’t feel the need to comment anymore on this,” Cornyn said when asked about Trump’s conspiracy theories.