Fox News host Chris Wallace challenged Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) over his effort to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership position in the Republican Party.
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace noted that Banks had deflected when asked about Cheney's criticism of former President Donald Trump, who has claimed that the election was stolen from him.
"I've asked you two questions, Congressman," Wallace said. "Why are you unwilling to discuss her 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."
Wallace reminded Banks that he had joined a lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden's election victory.
"I'm just asking a question," Wallace remarked. "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?"
"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."
The congressman went on to accuse Wallace of distracting viewers "from what we have to do to save this country."
Watch the video below from Fox News Sunday.
Speaking with "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper on Sunday morning, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) ridiculed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) -- saying the GOP leader is overseeing a party that has lost its way.
With CNN host noting McConnell has admitted he will do everything he can to obstruct President Joe Biden, Clyburn jumped all over the Senate Republican's remarks.
"What's your take on that comment? Does that mean there's no hope for bipartisanship in the Senate?" Tapper asked.
"No," Clyburn shot back. "I think the Republicans are going to remember that it was Mitch McConnell who told them that his number one priority was to make sure that Barack Obama was a one-term president. Last time I checked, he was a miserable failure in 2012 and Barack Obama was a two-term president and a very successful one at that."
"I think they are going to get the same thing here," he continued. "Mitch McConnell has some personal animus towards Democrats that ought not to be. We are one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all -- let's operate like that. This Republican Party is losing its way on all fronts, and Mitch McConnell is contributing to that in a big way."
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Appearing on Steve Bannon's podcast on Saturday, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launched a fresh attack on Dominion Voting Systems claiming their case against him in a $1.3 billion lawsuit is "coming apart at the seams" -- without providing any details.
According to Insider, Lindell sat down with the former Donald Trump adviser where he claimed to have voting machines that he is investigating in his efforts to prove the company participated in voter fraud to keep Trump from being re-elected.
"I'll give Dominion a little scare this morning," Lindell exclaimed. "We have machines now, I do. We have ES&S [Election Systems & Software] machines, we've got them all."
He then added, "We're going to be putting out so much information over the next couple weeks, and this isn't from Arizona, these are machines we actually have. We're doing all of our own tests, we're going to have a lot of surprises and a lot of great news for the country."
Saying the company is participating in a "big cover-up," he advised employees of the company to come clean.
"If I was working at Dominion right now, I'd be turning myself in. I wouldn't even let it go too much longer. It's over for them," he advised.
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