Steve Scalise in January 6 Capitol Riots


On Government Reform: States didn't follow Constitutional requirements

Scalise repeatedly refused to say that the 2020 election wasn't stolen, standing by Donald Trump's lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud. Nine months since Biden was inaugurated, Scalise was unwilling during a national "Fox News Sunday" interview to acknowledge the legitimacy of the vote, instead sticking to his belief that the election results should not have been certified by Congress.

"I've been very clear from the beginning," he said. "If you look at a number of states, they didn't follow their state-passed laws that govern the election for president. That is what the U.S. Constitution says. They don't say the states determine what the rules are. They say the state legislatures determine the rules," Scalise said.

Pressed on whether the election went beyond a few irregularities, Scalise responded: "It's not just irregularities. It's states that did not follow the laws set which the Constitution says they're supposed to follow."

Source: Associated Press in MarketWatch on Jan. 6th insurrection Oct 10, 2021

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