Republicans have been on a roll speaking out against President Donald Trump and his election fraud claims. Virginia Representative Denver Riggleman had a few things to say about President Trump.
“So you have sharpie-gate. You have watermarks. You have ballot burning, and now you have this bizarre, ridiculous conspiracy theory,” Representative Riggleman to Yahoo. “You have crossed the Rubicon, you jumped on the crazy train, and you’re headed into the cliffs that guard the flat earth at that time, brother.”
Riggleman, who has acknowledged Joe Biden’s win in the presidential election, said to Forbes that some Republicans in Congress accept Joe Biden’s victory even though they remain silent.
“I don’t understand why we can’t just state a fact,” Riggleman said to Forbes.” In two months, we’re going to have a new president, and I think that’s a fact.”
According to AOL, Riggleman isn’t too fond of the tirades from President Trump about election fraud. Behind the scenes, Riggleman often gets praised by colleagues for speaking out about it.
“If you see things that are false, or you see things that could be damaging based on hyperbole or conspiracy theories, you have a duty to speak out,” Riggleman said in an interview with the Mercury Wednesday. “It’s what you’re supposed to do as an elected official,” Riggleman said to Virginia Mercury.
In an interview with Wavy.com, Riggleman expressed how fearless he is about speaking out even if it cost him his seat.
“What the hell are they afraid of? You’re afraid that you are not going to get re-elected – I mean, is this everything in your life where, you know, your absolute personality, everything that you encompass, you know, everything that you think about yourself and identify with as being an elected official – that’s a shame,” Riggleman expressed.
“I believe with these individuals – um, I think as you go forward, you have to tell truth. Listen, people are entitled to their own opinions, but they’re not entitled to their own facts. And, When you see conspiracy theories, you see this sort of ripple effect of misinformation.” Riggleman said to Wavy.com