House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sunday repeatedly prevented answering whether or not or not he believes the 2020 presidential election was “stolen,” after Fox News’ Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFox’s Bret Baier: Jan. 6 was a ‘darkish day’ for US ‘just like what we noticed in 1876’ Democrats supply choices for passing infrastructure, reconciliation payments Khanna says he trusts Biden to work out a compromise to cross stalled laws MORE pressed him on the matter.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Scalise blasted the Biden administration’s dealing with of the economic system, the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2 main payments which have stalled in Congress.
After Scalise’s quite a few condemnations of the White House, Wallace particularly requested the GOP chief if he believed the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNIH director pleads with evangelicals to ‘take a look at the proof’ on vaccines Trump says Grassley has his ‘full and whole endorsement’ Blinken to carry conferences subsequent week with UAE, Israeli overseas ministers MORE and whether or not such claims undermines American democracy.
“Well Chris, I’ve been very clear from the start. If you take a look at a lot of states, they did not comply with their state handed legal guidelines that govern the election for president. That is what the United States Constitution says. They do not say that the states decide what the foundations are, they are saying the state legislature decided that,” stated Scalise.
Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseSunday reveals preview: Senate votes to lift debt ceiling; Facebook whistleblower blasts firm throughout testimony On The Money — Presented by NRHC — Senate slowly walks again from debt catastrophe Rift widens between enterprise teams and House GOP MORE on Fox News Sunday repeatedly refuses to acknowledge that the 2020 election was not stolen from Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/EME1lBK1vA
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When Wallace took that to imply that he believed the election was stolen, Scalise didn’t refute him, however repeated his remarks on state legislative guidelines and what the Constitution states, refusing to agree or disagree with claims of a stolen election.
Scalise additionally declined to say how he would vote if former Trump advisors resisted subpoenas from Congress to talk to the Jan. 6 Capitol choose committee. Last week, it was reported that Trump had suggested 4 former aides to withstand subpoenas from the panel.
“These are authorized points and you have got a lot of folks which were subpoenaed which might be complying. They’re attempting to conform, nevertheless it’s it is a authorized course of,” Scalise stated.
Wallace repeated his query to Scalise, to which the Louisiana consultant stated, “Well I do not speculate on a invoice that is not earlier than me.”