Scalise refused to recognize the legitimacy of the vote after more than 11 months and nearly nine months since Biden was inaugurated. Instead he remained firm in his belief the election results should not be certified by Congress.
He said, "I have been very clear since the beginning." "If you look at many states, you will see that they didn't adhere to their state laws that govern the election of the president. This is what the United States Constitution states. They do not say that the states decide what the rules are. They believe the state legislatures decide the rules," said a Louisiana congressman on Fox News Sunday.
Chris Wallace, moderator, asked Scalise if the election was more than a few irregularities that could be considered "stolen." Scalise replied: "It is not just irregularities. It's the states that didn't follow the laws the Constitution requires them to.
In January, Trump resigned from office after his supporters stormed Capitol in a violent riot to stop Congress from declaring Biden the winner.
Trump is considering a 2024 presidential run. He has been intensifying his efforts to shame and possibly remove members of his party that are disloyal to to prove his false claims that last year’s election was invalid . Kevin McCarthy, a House Republican leader from California, is seeking to be speaker if the GOP gains control of the GOP after the 2022 midterm elections.
Trump spent nearly 30 minutes lying to the crowd at a rally in Iowa. He claimed that he won Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and the Iowa Governor. Kim Reynolds supported him and was happy for his return to the state.
Trump was not actually robbed of an election. William Barr, his former attorney general, did not find any evidence that widespread election corruption was occurring. A succession of judges dismissed allegations of massive voter fraud. They were refuted by state election officials as well as an arm of Homeland Security Department during Trump's presidency.
Scalise appeared to have been referring to the legal argument that Trump made in several lawsuits before and after the election last November, that the Constitution only gives power to state legislators to administer election elections. These suits were filed to invalidate several pandemic-era accommodations, including expanded mail voting, that were made by judges, state election officials, and governors.
The high court rejected the cases and declined to rule on the matter. None of the lawsuits indicate that altering COVID-19 accommodations would have affected a state's election results.
Rep. Liz Cheney (Republican from Wyoming), who is part of a House investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection, criticized Scalise on Sunday for spreading Trump's "Big Lie."
Cheney tweeted, "Millions have been sold a fraud that has stolen the election." "Republicans have a responsibility to inform the American people this is false. The Big Lie is an attack against the core of our Constitution republic.