Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the No. 2 Home Republican, refused several times to say on Fox News Sunday that President Biden gained the 2022 election, even whereas he did not explicitly endorse former President Donald Trump’s lie that the election was stolen. A “variety of states” didn’t “comply with their state-passed legal guidelines that govern the election for president,” he advised host Chris Wallace.
When Wallace requested once more if a handful of small irregularities prevented him from saying the election wasn’t “stolen,” Scalise claimed “it is not simply irregularities. It is states that didn’t comply with the legal guidelines set which the Structure says they’re imagined to comply with.”
In actuality, “no election was stolen from Trump,” The Associated Press clarifies. “Scalise on Sunday seemed to be referring to the authorized argument, made in a number of lawsuits backed by Trump earlier than and after final November’s election, that the Structure provides the ability of election administration solely to state lawmakers,” and that different state efforts to broaden voting in the course of the pandemic must be invalidated and people votes discarded. These authorized challenges failed.
“Perpetuating the Huge Lie is an assault on the core of our constitutional republic,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) chided Scalise.
On CNN, analyst John Avlon known as Scalise’s election feedback “disgusting” and “pathetic,” including, “Scalise is aware of higher and he is a coward for not being keen to say it.” Fellow analyst Margaret Hoover defined that Scalise and “self-described Republican main voters” have began “to make use of the time period ‘Structure’ and ‘undermining the Structure’ as shorthand for ‘one thing that was unfair to Donald Trump.'”
And each of them had onerous phrases for the broader GOP institution’s re-embrace of Trump. “Look, if attempting to overturn an election is not flawed, is not disqualifying, nothing is,” Avlon stated. “And every single Iowa Republican who stood on the stage that evening with Donald Trump is complicit” in “an effort to overturn an election and to have the most cancers metastasize contained in the Republican Occasion.”
At Saturday’s Iowa rally, “Trump spent virtually half-hour arguing falsely that he had gained Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania,” AP reports. “Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds stood by and welcomed his return to their state.” They gave Trump “a beautiful present,” heading in 2024, Politico adds. “The presence of Grassley in particular signified that no matter qualms the GOP could have had with Trump at the moment are pale recollections; no matter questions they’d concerning the path of the social gathering have been resolved.”
https://theweek.com/donald-trump/1005873/no-2-house-republican-steve-scalise-slammed-for-refusing-to-say-2022-election | No. 2 Home Republican Steve Scalise slammed for refusing to say 2022 election wasn’t stolen