Transcript for Pennsylvania Republican Governor Pat Toomey calls for Trump to 'stand down'
Let's bring in ABC news litical analyst Matthew dowd. Matthew, good morning. As you just heard, and we just heard from a former administration official, she's criticizing president trump. Overnight, Pennsylvania's Republican senator pat Toomey seemed to call for the president to stand down. The official, we just heard from says more Republicans need to speak out in this way. Do you envision that changing, given that most Republican supporters of trump are staying mum or supporting the president's efforts to overturn the election? Well, my expectation is -- I am amazed at H slow it's taken for people to recognize basic math and arithmetic in what the election results were. I would guess that pat Toomey who was pretty clear about what he said about the judge's ruling in Pennsylvania, it's this edge of more, and it'll probably go through Thanksgiving and you'll see Republicans say it's time. The problem for Republicans that they have politically is it's not just the president. It's their base. It's the base of the Republican party who seems to believe a lot of these conspiracy theories in the realm we're in, which is unfortunate that their leaders, the leaders of the party aren't correcting these conspiracy theories, and they're only sort of contributing to the biases people have. The problem for Republicans who aren't speaking out yet is they're afraid of the base more so than they're afraid of Donald Trump. Let's just talk about the president for a second. He does not seem to be showing any signs of relenting, and he pushed back against Toomey on Twitter overnight. Do you see a point where he concedes, and if not, where does this process go? Well, I think the president is doing great damage, Dan, to our democracy in the midst of this. Leaders, the responsible leaders get people out of their biases, and he's not doing that. I don't think he'll ever concede. I think he will leave. He'll be gone on January 20th. I think he'll say something to the effect of, I'm won, but I'm leaving and will never concede. This is the first time in modern history -- I don't know if it goes back all the way 240 years. It might, that a president has done this. Every other president has conceded and gone forward, and tried to help heal the country in this moment as we've seen from all the other presidents. President bush and president Obama, all of these. I don't think that president trump will ever, ever concede. I think he's emotionally, I think, incapable of being able to say he actually lost. Matt dowd, really appreciate your analysis on a Sunday morning. Thank you, and a reminder, check out "This week" this morning. George Stephanopoulos will go one-on-one exclusively with President-Elect Joe Biden's chief of staff Ron klain. Plus, George will interview Dr. Moncel slawi, the chief science adviser
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