"Several prominent Republicans said over the weekend that President Trump’s legal arguments had run their course, and called on him to allow the presidential transition process to begin.

Chris Christie, a Trump confidant who helped prepare the president for the debates, called the conduct of Trump’s legal team a “national embarrassment.” Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.) said Trump had “exhausted all plausible legal options,” and urged him to concede. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said it’s time to begin the transition.

The comments mark the latest signs of dissent from within the president’s party, with increasingly more Republicans urging Trump to accept the results of the election and move on.

And they come as President-elect Joe Biden moved forward with his selection of key members of his administration, with incoming chief of staff Ronald A. Klain saying Biden’s first Cabinet picks will be revealed Tuesday."