Sen. Lindsey Graham
(R-SC) declared Monday that he accepted the election result and that it was time to move on to future campaigns in an effort to galvanize Republicans
who are still harping on claims that the 2020 election
According to The Hill, Graham stated, “I accept the results of the election.”
“2020 is over for me,” he said, according to Newsweek, “and I'm ready to march on and hopefully retake the House and Senate
Graham, who certified Joe Biden
's victory in January, made the statement as Trump
maintained his baseless claim that the voting
and polling were rigged.
“I think there are a lot of people
who believe bad things happened during the election,” Graham said, “but I think President Trump and the Republican Party
need to focus on election reform and the upcoming election.”
Graham has also stated his support for stricter voter registration requirements, which Democrats
have called racist
While Graham signaled to his party that it was best to focus on the future, he admitted that the GOP
was still attached to Trump's star, saying just last week that the party "can't grow without Trump" and that "the people who are trying to erase him will wind up getting erased."
Meanwhile, Republican opposition to the election results continued in Arizona
, with a Republican-backed audit of the count. Auditors said they're looking for bamboo in ballots to support a fringe theory that thousands of illegal ballots from Asia made their way into the swing state's election boxes.
“I have no idea what the audit in Arizona is all about... but I'm ready to move on,” Graham said.