WASHINGTON (WTVA) — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith commented Friday following President Trump's contention he is losing the presidential election because of fraud.
“I support President Trump as he stands his ground to demand that all votes cast lawfully in the presidential contest are vetted fairly and legally," said Hyde-Smith in a written statement. "We, the American people, will certainly accept an outcome reached in an open and legitimate process, which is what I believe the President is trying to ensure."
Republicans are split about the president's allegations, which he made Thursday from the White House without presenting evidence.
Some senators backed the president's strong language while others were reserved or critical.
Sen. Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee, posted on Twitter Friday the president was within his rights to ask for recounts and to call for investigations into allegations of voter irregularities.
"He is wrong to say that the election was rigged, corrupt and stolen," Romney added. "Doing so damages the cause of freedom here and around the world...and recklessly inflames destructive and dangerous passions."
As for Hyde-Smith, she got support from President Trump in her successful special election campaign in 2018 and in her re-election victory this week.