The White Home is finished entertaining election denial conspiracies from main elected Republicans.
After Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) defended the deficit deepening IRS cuts in Republicans’ pretend Israel support invoice and refused to affirm the validity of the 2020 election — regardless of being requested 8 instances, White Home spokesperson Andrew Bates known as out election denial as a harmful conspiracy that has performed “unprecedented hurt to the nation.”
Watch ABC’s This Week beneath:
From ABC (emphasis mine):
Stephanopoulos requested Scalise on “This Week”: “Are you able to say unequivocally the 2020 election was not stolen?”
That prompted a back-and-forth as the bulk chief repeatedly declined to reply immediately, with Stephanopoulos saying it was a easy query with a sure or no reply.
Finally, Stephanopoulos requested eight instances over the course of their trade.
As a substitute of answering, Scalise raised issues with how some states modified their voting guidelines in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stephanopoulos pushed again, noting that numerous courts had all rejected claims of fraud within the final presidential race.
“So that you simply refuse to say unequivocally that the 2020 election was not stolen?” he requested once more.
“You need to maintain rehashing 2020. We’re speaking in regards to the future,” Scalise responded.
Whereas declining to reply, Scalise reiterated Republican criticism of the Biden administration.
“Election denial is a harmful conspiracy concept that has performed unprecedented hurt to the nation and has been comprehensively debunked by over 80 federal judges, in addition to the Trump Administration’s nationwide safety officers,” White Home spokesperson Andrew Bates stated in an announcement despatched to PoliticusUSA.
“Like President Biden stated when Home Republicans gained their majority, when Speaker McCarthy was elected, and when Speaker Johnson was elected, this can be a second for Republicans and Democrats in Congress to work collectively in good religion to search out widespread floor on behalf of the American folks and deal with the shared challenges households grapple with day-after-day,” he continued. “It’s not a time to perpetuate long-discredited conspiracy theories that fueled an assault on the Capitol and tear Individuals aside.”
It’s virtually three years, a lethal rebellion and plenty of jail sentences later and Republicans nonetheless can’t give up Donald Trump’s massive lie that he gained the election. Donald Trump misplaced probably the most safe election in U.S. historical past. There isn’t any one in any larger workplace who’s confused about that reality, actually not elected Republicans who know higher.
Persevering with to push this massive lie needs to be a really useful trace for the media once they surprise why Democrats gained’t bend over backward to avoid wasting Republicans from themselves. The Trump election denial conspiracy has performed untold hurt to the nation and to households and relationships throughout the land. It has made a mockery of the U.S. internationally. It has undermined our democracy. It’s a enormous, stinking, disgusting lie instructed by a really sore loser.
Apparently the sore loser isn’t so alone, although, as he has Republican Home leaders from the Speaker to the Chief in his pocket, parroting his harmful lies.
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