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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:52 PM

No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn't stolen

Source: AP

By HOPE YEN

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday 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.

More than 11 months after Americans picked their president and almost nine months since Biden was inaugurated, Scalise was unwilling during a national television 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 United States Constitution says. They don’t say the states determine what the rules are. They say the state legislatures determine the rules,” the Louisiana congressman said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace on whether the election went beyond a few irregularities to be considered “stolen,” 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.”



FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., arrive in Lake Charles, La. In a television interview aired Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, Scalise, the House’s second-ranking Republican, stood by Trump’s lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud. (AP Photo/Brett Duke, File)


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Reply No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn't stolen (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 10 OP
Archae Oct 10 #1
TNNurse Oct 10 #2
Sherman A1 Oct 11 #20
Slammer Oct 10 #3
Post removed Oct 10 #4
RKP5637 Oct 10 #5
Traildogbob Oct 10 #11
RKP5637 Oct 10 #12
Post removed Oct 10 #13
Traildogbob Oct 10 #15
ZonkerHarris Oct 10 #6
paleotn Oct 10 #7
marmar Oct 10 #8
Champp Oct 10 #9
joetheman Oct 10 #10
Evolve Dammit Oct 10 #14
C Moon Oct 11 #16
SouthernDem4ever Oct 11 #17
ShazzieB Oct 11 #18
DeeNice Oct 11 #19

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:57 PM

1. Scalise is a total asshole.

Of course, so is Trump.

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:59 PM

2. And not very smart either.

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 08:45 PM

20. You are being charitable, but

it is wise to do so.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:00 PM

3. rules

Unlike most responses, that one wasn't completely crazy. State legislatures are supposed to set the rules and the states are supposed to follow them (which isn't what happened in 2020 due to the pandemic-related emergencies).

But the next question from the interviewer should have been along the lines of "Since the election wasn't legit because all the states didn't follow their state legislature's rules, doesn't it follow that you'd think the election would have been equally invalid if Trump had 'won'?"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:26 PM

5. Asshole Extraordinaire!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:45 PM

11. He has two assholes

After the softball game. Not hard to imagine why some one wanted to put a cap his ass.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:48 PM

12. And therefore, Trump's asshole buddy!!! n/t

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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 07:45 PM

15. Ditto.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:28 PM

6. Isn't he late for a softball game?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:30 PM

7. Surprised?

I'm not. He is who he is.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:31 PM

8. Too much oxygen is wasted on these people.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:33 PM

9. Republican liars are toxic for America

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:41 PM

10. Didn't he fail to mention that many of those states he is alleging didn't follow their rules Trump

actually won?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 07:38 PM

14. Sold their souls to Voldemort. It is us against the Nazis. Again. Right here this time.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 01:33 AM

16. Putin nods and smiles. I guess there's a good reason to call him a #2 house republican.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 11:15 AM

17. He's #2 alright

Moron.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 12:51 PM

18. Scalise looks like he has 2 extra arms! 🤣

Extra appendages to make up for a shortage of brain cells?

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 01:09 PM

19. That's the first thing I thought..

I had to scroll back up like wait a minute. Reminds me of that twilight zone episode.

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