[WATCH] Chris Wallace Shuts Down Another GOPer Over Big Lie, Cheney
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace challenged his guest, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) over his effort to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership position in the Republican Party. Banks first deflected when asked about Cheney’s criticism of Donald Trump, who claimed that the election was stolen from him and continues to push the Bie Lie along with his remaining supporters.
“I’ve asked you two questions, Congressman,” Wallace said. “Why are you unwilling to discuss her [Cheney’s] criticism of President Trump?”
“I’m not,” Banks insisted. “I know the belief that I have, that a majority of our conference have, that she has lost focus on the single mission that we have in winning back the majority, to push back against the radical Biden agenda, is the reason that she needs to be replaced.”
CHRIS WALLACE: Is Joe Biden the legitimate POTUS?
JIM BANKS: Yes, Joe Biden was elected. He was inaugurated.
WALLACE: Do you still question whether Biden won the election fair and square?
BANKS: I stand by my vote to object to the election results on January 6. pic.twitter.com/d3loRlaqzp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 9, 2021
Wallace then reminded Banks that he had joined a lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s election victory.
Acknowledging reality is a low bar and isn’t optional.
Rather than getting worked up that Chris Wallace asks Republicans if Joe Biden won the 2020 election.
Republicans should be ashamed that their own actions make this an appropriate and necessary question.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) May 9, 2021
“I’m just asking a question,” Wallace said. “Liz Cheney is saying it’s a big lie to say the election was stolen. Liz Cheney is saying that, in fact, Donald Trump contributed to the riot. I’m asking you for your opinion on those issues. Is it a lie that the election was stolen? Did he contribute to the insurrection on the Capitol?”
Chris Wallace blasted Republican Jim Banks for refusing to outright acknowledge the Big Lie as a lie. If news channels were sports teams, we would trade Chuck Todd for Wallace, and Chris would run Meet The Press. Problem with it: Wallace does more good for America staying on Fox.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) May 9, 2021
“I’ve never said that the election was stolen,” Banks replied. “I’ve said I had very serious concerns with how the election was conducted last November because of COVID rules that loosened voter identification laws. That’s why I objected on January 6th. I’ll never apologize for that.”
Watch the full segment, below.