Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign files for new recount in Georgia GOP senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results FDA grants emergency approval to coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump MORE’s most vocal GOP critics, stepped up his calls for the president to concede the election to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign files for new recount in Georgia GOP senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results Judge dismisses Trump camp’s Pennsylvania lawsuit in scathing ruling MORE Sunday after the president attacked Hogan on Twitter.
Trump on Sunday tweeted a link to a story about flaws about some of the coronavirus tests Hogan ordered from South Korea this spring when Maryland – like many states – was forced to compete with other states and nations for limited supplies. The president called Hogan a “RINO,” short for “Republican in Name Only,” and said the governor was “just as bad as the flawed [coronavirus] tests he paid big money for.”
“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,” Hogan tweeted in response. “Stop golfing and concede.”
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.
Stop golfing and concede. https://t.co/tCXO8etxge
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) November 22, 2020
Hogan is one of a handful of Republican governors, including Govs. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Mike DeWineMike DeWineMore GOP governors embrace mask mandates, but holdouts remain White House largely silent on health precautions for Thanksgiving Ex-AG Holder urges GOP to speak against Trump efforts to ‘subvert’ election results MORE of Ohio, who have criticized the president’s refusal to acknowledge the results of the election and called on him to concede to Biden.
“We were the most respected country with respect to elections, and now, we’re beginning to look like we’re a banana republic,” Hogan said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “It’s time for them to stop the nonsense. It just gets more bizarre every single day. And frankly, I’m embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up.”