The United States election was held over a month ago. All of the important states have certified their results. Still, very few Republicans have come out and congratulated Joe Biden on his victory. The only ones who have done so are Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Pat Toomey.
Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr rejected the president’s continued claims of massive election fraud. Still plenty of Republican senators didn’t agree, especially Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson. On Wednesday’s show, Joe Scarborough ripped Johnson as the “dumbest senator ever.”
Barr told the Associated Press on Tuesday, “There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud, and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that.”
When asked about Barr’s statement, Johnson said that the Attorney General should “show evidence” of the lack of evidence. He continued, “I think there is still enough questions outstanding.”
Ron Johnson said the attorney general should “show everybody” his evidence about no mass fraud because “there’s enough suspicions” and “irregularities” there
Asked if he's not satisfied with Barr's conclusion, Johnson added: "I think there is still enough questions outstanding”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 1, 2020
This was too much for the Morning Joe host who said, “The man Guinness Book of World Records has called the dumbest senator to ever be sworn in in this constitutional republic. I’m speaking, of course, of Ron Johnson, who said that William Barr must show his evidence that he has no evidence.”
Scarborough continued, “Mr. Attorney General, you must prove a negative. Seriously, the stupidity makes my teeth hurt.”
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