GOP WHIP WON’T SAY — The U,S, House of Representatives second-ranking Republican, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, is refusing to say whether or not the 2020 presidential election was legitimate. In a television interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, the Louisiana congressman was repeatedly asked directly if he thought the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen, a claim former President Trump has repeatedly made since Joe Biden was certified as President by Congress.
WALLACE: (Asks Scalise) Do you think the election was stolen or not? I understand you think there were irregularities and things that need to be fixed. Do you think the election was stolen?
SCALISE: And it's not just irregularities. It's states that did not follow the laws set which the Constitution says they're supposed to follow. When you see states like Georgia cleaning up some of the mess, and people calling that Jim Crow law, that's a flat-out lie. I think people believe --
WALLACE: That's the new law.
SCALISE: -- against that sort of thing.
WALLACE: All right.
It's been more than 11 months after Americans picked their president and almost nine months since Biden was inaugurated. But Scalise is unwilling to acknowledge the legitimacy of the vote, instead sticking to his belief that the election results shouldn't have been certified by Congress. Scalise argues that states didn't follow the Constitution, a reference to a legal argument that was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.