GOP Senators Break From Trump After He Fires DHS Official Who Debunked Election Fraud Claims

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Republicans immediately jumped to defend DHS official Chris Krebs, who was fired by Donald Trump via Twitter on Tuesday night.

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said Krebs “did a really good job” and “obviously should not be fired.”

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Sen. Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, released a statement saying Krebs did “a remarkable job” and praised his work to “strengthen our election infrastructure.”

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, always reluctant to fall out of step with Trump, praised Krebs.

The quick response from GOP officials to praise Krebs will likely be viewed by Trump as an indirect attack on him.

Krebs spoke out shortly after being fired

Chris Krebs himself spoke out on Tuesday night after Donald Trump fired him, saying in a tweet, “We did it right.”

Krebs’ firing comes after the CISA – an agency under the DHS that Krebs led – released a statement last week that essentially debunked Trump’s election fraud lies, saying the agency found “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history,” the CISA declared.

That finding didn’t align with Trump‘s effort to cast doubt over the election results, so Krebs was fired.

Firing people might make Donald Trump feel better and maybe even more powerful coming off a humiliating election defeat, but it’s not going to change the outcome of the race.

Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, no matter how hard Trump and his GOP loyalists try to overturn the results – and no matter how many people the outgoing president fires.

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