Fox News anchor Chris Wallace frequently grilled Home Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday over the lawmaker’s refusal to acknowledge that Donald Trump misplaced the 2020 presidential election pretty.
Wallace, at one level, even requested the GOP chief if the bogus stolen election rhetoric is undermining “American democracy.”
Showing on Fox Information Sunday to ostensibly rail towards the Biden administration’s agenda, Scalise ultimately discovered himself underneath the microscope for his assist of Trump’s continued obsession with baseless conspiracies about widespread voter fraud costing him the election.
“Do you suppose the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump?” Wallace requested. “And [Trump] persevering with to make that cost— not having states do election reforms however particularly making this cost that the election was stolen—do you suppose that hurts or undermines American democracy?”
Scalise, who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s election certification and later rallied Home Republicans to vote against an independent Jan. 6 commission, grumbled that various states “did not observe their state handed legal guidelines that govern the election for president.” After noting that each one the states licensed their election, Wallace took Scalise’s feedback to imply he doesn’t imagine the 2020 presidential election was authentic.
“So that you suppose the election was stolen?” Wallace instantly requested the Republican heavyweight.
Refusing to provide a straight reply (as is the wont of many Republican leaders in search of to maintain favor with Trump on this situation) Scalise as a substitute repeated his claims that some states didn’t observe their very own election legal guidelines—a supposed constitutional violation. Wallace, undeterred, this time introduced up Trump’s newest rally which featured attendees declaring that Joe Biden isn’t the president earlier than as soon as once more urgent Scalise on the difficulty.
“I assume the query is: Do you suppose the election was stolen or not? Final time, I promise. I perceive there are irregularities and issues that wanted to be fastened,” the veteran anchor continued. “Do you suppose the election was stolen?”
As soon as extra, Scalise refused to acknowledge that Biden pretty gained the election, lastly prompting the Fox host to throw within the towel and nix the interview.
During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last month, Wallace stated he had “purposely” saved GOP lawmakers and officers who’ve helped unfold Trump’s “Huge Lie” in regards to the election off of his present, including that he didn’t “wish to gear that crap.”
On the similar time, Wallace acknowledged that there have been some election denialists he must deliver on his present due to their positions of energy inside Congress. “You need to ask them questions,” he admitted.
“However I gained’t allow them to come on with out placing them by means of the wringer,” Wallace instructed Colbert final month.