[WATCH] CNN’s Sciutto Shuts Down Election Fraud Lies
Republicans backing Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results have been making the rounds on the TV news shows to plead their case. Unfortunately for them, they continue to lie to people who are more than willing to call them out on any falsehoods and press them for sources and facts, which are things Republicans don’t like.
One such Trump sycophant is Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana, who got into a testy confrontation with CNN anchor Jim Sciutto Tuesday morning after being unable to provide evidence to back up President Trump’s continued claims of election fraud.
In the interview, which quickly escalated into a heated exchange, Sciutto noted that Higgins had cited “reasonable suspicion of election fraud” when announcing his intention to oppose the Electoral College and asked the representative to share what evidence he had.
“We have a preponderance of evidence that election crimes may have been committed in six of the sovereign states, especially four of the sovereign states,” Higgins replied. The CNN anchor swiftly shot down Higgins’s evidence, pointing out that Georgia’s voting systems manager, Gabriel Sterling, had addressed and debunked such claims the day before.
“This is all easily, provably false, yet the president persists, and by doing so undermines Georgians’ faith in the election systems, especially Republican Georgians in this case,” Sterling said in a press conference yesterday addressing Trump’s multiple claims of elections crimes in Georgia.
“Give me one example.”@jimsciutto pushes GOP Rep. Clay Higgins, who will object to certification of electoral votes, over baseless claims of election fraud. https://t.co/4crnhPKNpY pic.twitter.com/tejZNnq6n5
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) January 5, 2021
Sciutto then pressed Higgins to provide a specific example, to which Higgins brought up claims that Georgia had changed statutory requirements for voting. Higgins claimed he had “hundreds and hundreds of pages” of evidence that an election crime may have occurred, though he did not cite where the evidence came from or provide an example of the evidence.
You can watch the full interview below.