Consultant Mo Brooks, a Republican from Alabama, was confronted by Fox Information Sunday host Sandra Smith in excess of his promises that former President Donald Trump was “robbed” in the course of the 2020 election.
Smith noted that Trump withdrew his endorsement of Brooks back again in March. In a statement at the time, the former president accused Brooks of “going woke” following he urged other Republicans to place the results of the 2020 presidential election at the rear of them.
Throughout the job interview, Smith asked the GOP lawmaker: “What accurately did the president talk to you to do following the 2020 election?”
Brooks responded that he had several conversations with Trump between September 2021 and March 2022 “that revolved all over his remaining reinstated, revolved all-around his wanting to rescind the election.”
“And I can have an understanding of him seeking to do that. He was robbed in my judgement in 2020…and so I can fully grasp that wish,” Brooks explained.
Even so, the Republican lawmaker claimed the “conflict was when I would reveal the legislation does not allow us to do that.”
“Our a single shot at reversing the election, our a person shot in an election contest less than the United States Constitution and federal regulation is on January 6…That’s the final attractiveness working day,” Brooks mentioned. January 6, 2021 was the working day that Congress voted to certify the 2020 election final results in favor of Joe Biden.
“We can use what happened in 2020 as a drive to attempt to get greater election legislation, to use as motivation to win in 2022 and 2024 to conserve our nation, but what is now accomplished in 2020 is irreversible less than the United States Constitution…I may not like it that that is the conclude activity, but that is the end recreation,” Brooks added.
“And just to go on the document there has been nonetheless no evidence or proof furnished that there was any type of fraud,” Smith claimed right before the Alabama Republican interjected.
“I do not know why you individuals in the media hold stating that, but that is unquestionably bogus,” Brooks stated.
“What is untrue, sir?” Smith asked.
Brooks stated that there were being “150 congressman and senators who definitely disagree with you on what you just stated. So what are you contacting them? What are you contacting them when you say 150 Republican senators and congressmen looked at the voter fraud difficulty and said there was a significant trouble?” Final yr, 147 Republicans voted to overturn the 2020 election outcomes.
Later in the interview, Smith quoted a Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, who resigned this week.
The former commissioner, Dean Knudson, advised The Wall Road Journal in article printed Friday, that there is “no proof that election fraud is the explanation Trump dropped Wisconsin, and which is not for absence of searching.”
He also urged Republicans to “pivot absent from conspiracy theories” and “target on the troubles that have an impact on Wisconsin households and their pocketbooks.”
Brooks later cited other examples to argue that fraud took position in 2020, which include the documentary 2000 Mules. The movie by ideal-wing political commentator Dinesh D’Souza claims to reveal proof that the very last election was rigged owing to popular voter fraud. A fact check out by Reuters published this 7 days, on the other hand, mentioned that it “did not locate any concrete proof definitively exhibiting evidence of fraud” in the movie.
“That has been seemed at and simple fact-checked by many outlets together with Reuters, who have debunked that as any type proof that there was prevalent voter fraud,” Smith explained.