Big business has slammed Republicans planning to challenge the election result when Congress votes tomorrow.
The Chamber of Commerce said that the drive by the Trump administration 'undermines our democracy and the rule of law and will only result in further division across our nation.'
The sentiment was echoed by scores of Wall Street CEOs who wrote that efforts 'to thwart or delay this process run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy.'
Last night, Donald Trump was whipping up support in Georgia, telling supporters at a rally that he'd 'fight like hell' to keep Joe Biden out of the White House.
So far, the president has enlisted support from a dozen Republican senators, including Josh Hawley (Mo.), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Ron Johnson (Wis.), and up to 100 House Republicans to challenge Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Chamber of Commerce said it 'undermines our democracy and the rule of law and will only result in further division across our nation.' The sentiment was echoed by scores of Wall Street CEOs who wrote that efforts 'to thwart or delay this process run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy.'
The United States Chamber of Commerce building in Washington
The Chamber of Commerce, a colossal lobbying group and virtual embodiment of the business establishment, and the Partnership for New York City, a select group of CEOs from nearly three hundred of Wall Street's top firms, penned excoriating statements on Monday.
The Chamber of Commerce said: 'Efforts by some members of Congress to disregard certified election results in an effort to change the election outcome or to try a make a long-term political point undermines our democracy and the rule of law and will only result in further division.
Senator Ted Cruz speaks to the crowd during the SAVE AMERICA TOUR at The Bowl at Sugar Hill on January 3rd, 2021 in Sugar Hill, Georgia
'We urge Congress to fulfill its responsibility in counting the electoral votes, the Trump administration to facilitate an orderly transition for the incoming Biden administration, and all of our elected officials to devote their energies to combatting the pandemic and supporting our economic recovery.'
Meanwhile the Partnership for New York City said: 'This presidential election has been decided and it is time for the country to move forward.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have won the Electoral College and the courts have rejected challenges to the electoral process.
'Congress should certify the electoral vote on Wednesday.'
With Biden set to be inaugurated on January 20, Trump is intensifying efforts to prevent the traditional transfer of power.
On a call disclosed on Sunday, he can be heard pressuring Georgia officials to 'find' him more votes from the November 3 election he lost in that state.
But the Republican efforts to challenge the election in Congress are almost certain to fail in the Democrat-controlled House and in the Senate, where although the GOP have a small majority, several Republican Senators have said they won't support Trump.