Despite officials stating the 2020 presidential election was the “most secure in American history”, top House Republicans are still refusing to admit the truth nearly a year later.
During an interview this weekend, Representative Steve Scalise, the second-ranking Republican in the House, refused to admit that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen. Instead, Scalise catered to the former President’s wishes and spewed falsehoods to continue placing doubt on our election systems.
Despite Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying “I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election. I think that is all over with,” it seems spreading dangerous election misinformation is a requirement for GOP leadership. So far, the House GOP removed Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership for refusing to spread Trump’s Big Lie, replaced her with Rep. Elise Stefanik who has repeatedly spread false election claims, and NRCC Chair Tom Emmer has refused to rule out recruiting insurrectionists as potential congressional candidates.
“House Republicans’ refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election is not only irresponsible, it’s incredibly dangerous for our democracy,” said DCCC Spokesperson Nebeyatt Betre. “These remarks coming from the very top of Republican leadership proves their party has become a breeding ground for extremist politics. It’s shameful for their leadership to not only welcome this rhetoric, but actively promote it.”