first_imgIn the meantime, party elders such as former President George W. Bush have publicly congratulated Biden on his successful bid.“Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush said in a statement.But even more ominous for Trump is the fact that a growing list of organizations who fought hard for his reelection are starting to reject his ill-fated effort.- Advertisement – On a call with reporters Monday, U.S. Chamber of Commerce representatives said the time for campaigning had come to an end. Over the weekend, the chamber had joined other GOP boosters like the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable in congratulating the incoming Biden administration. Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were among the only GOP lawmakers to actually acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s win by Sunday evening. What was more typical was Republicans who stoked doubt in the results and endorsed Trump’s disinformation push to invalidate Biden’s victory.“Every legal challenge should be heard,” GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told Fox News. “Then and only then will America decide who won the race.”Trump has continued to frame the referendum on his dismal leadership as “a stolen election,” even as he spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the links. Several top aides have reportedly tried to impart to Trump that his chances of prevailing through his legal challenges are zero-to-none at this point. But Trump has a thick and impenetrable skin when it comes to reality, particularly when it involves him officially being declared a “loser.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “It’s time for the president’s lawyers to present the facts, and it’s time for those facts to speak for themselves,” Sen. Blunt, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, said on ABC’s This Week. “It seems unlikely that any changes could be big enough to make a difference, but this is a close election, and we need to acknowledge that.”Blunt added that he looked forward “to the president dealing with this however he needs to deal with it.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img The Republic of Ireland international completed a deal in excess of £1million when he moved to the Latics from Sunderland on Thursday. McClean is in contention to face Manchester United in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley, having opted to drop into the Championship after discovering he had little future on Wearside under Paolo Di Canio. Press Association Owen Coyle has revealed new-boy James McClean took a pay cut to join Wigan.center_img “He took a drop in salary to come, such was his desire to play football,” said Coyle. “That was fantastic to see in a young man. All too often in football, finance is the motivation for some players. “It is great to have someone at your football club who is prepared to take a step back because he believes it will eventually lead to making two forward.” McClean does not arrive at the DW Stadium with an unblemished record though. Born in Derry and raised on the Creggan estate on which six people were killed by the British military during Bloody Sunday in 1972, McClean attracted a storm of criticism for refusing to wear a poppy on his shirt during last season’s annual Remembrance weekend commemorations. In addition, McClean condemned Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni on Twitter, leading to a rebuke from the Italian, whilst he was also reprimanded for his behaviour by former Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill on more than one occasion. McClean has since insisted he has learned his lessons. “We have all done silly things as young men,” said Coyle. “The bottom line is, having had a chat with him, I know he is focused and just wants to concentrate on his football. “If we get James McClean doing that, there is no doubt he is a huge talent. “He took the Premier League by storm with his wing play; not only his quality on the ball but how hard he works off the ball for his team. “He is a Republic of Ireland international. He has won 14 caps at a young age. There is no doubt he can go from strength to strength.” last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse attack Emily Hawryschuk has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Offensive player of the week, along with Virginia’s Ashlyn McGovern. Hawryschuk scored a career-high seven goals in the Orange’s (1-1) Feb. 7 win over Canisius, adding an assist. The senior outscored the Golden Griffins in SU’s 21-6 win. She added another six goals in SU’s 17-16 loss to No. 10 Stony Brook on Monday night, raising her season total to 13, the most in the country by four goals. Hawryschuk currently sits at 11th in program history with 216 points. Nicole Levy (‘19) is just five points ahead at 222. This is Hawryschuk’s fourth career time winning ACC offensive player of the week. Syracuse is off until Saturday when it hosts Albany at 10 a.m. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on February 11, 2020 at 4:28 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edulast_img read more