Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday suggested that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is a "convenient" way for Democrats to cheat in the 2022 midterm elections over a year from now.
"It's all quite convenient with a year to go before the midterm elections," Bartiromo told Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). "It doesn't appear the Democrats can win on policy so what are we going to do? Have a lockdown in the summer of 2022 so that we ensure mail-in ballots are flowing from empty parking lots and dead people?"
"You're right on line on that, Maria," Barrasso agreed, "which is why I see what the Democrats are trying to do now. They have a two-pronged approach. The one is the very liberal policies that are coming forward on amnesty and on the civilian climate core. The things that are expensive, that we can't afford, that are bad for the country, bad policy."
"And then there's this second track," he continued, "which is to undermine election and integrity of elections in this country, making it easier for Democrats to cheat. That's their number one priority."
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WATCH: CNN's Tapper repeatedly fact checks Susan Collins after she criticizes the House Capitol riot committee
CNN "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper was forced to repeatedly stop Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in her tracks on Sunday morning after she criticized how the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6th commission was put together.
After watching a clip of one of the Capitol policemen harshly criticizing lawmakers who have not backed them after the riot, Collins was quick to state she always backed a "9/11-style" committee, but then she tried to blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for how the committee was put together.
That was when Tapper pushed back.
"I fought very hard to have an independent, bipartisan, non-partisan outside commission to look at all of the events of that day and I'm very disappointed that it was not approved," Collins remarked. "I think it would have had far more credibility than Speaker Pelosi's partisan committee that she has set up but we should have had a 9/11 style commission to fully look at what happened."
"Yeah, uh, Mitch McConnell opposed it and that's why it didn't happen," Tapper shot back. He then pointed out, "There are two Republicans on the committee, [Rep. Liz] Cheney and [Rep. Adam] Kinzinger. Do you have faith in them?"
"I respect both of them but I do not think it was right for the speaker to decide which Republicans should be on the committee -- normally you have a select committee. the minority leader and the speaker get to pick the members," she attempted.
"Yeah, I mean, just -- the reason she did that is because at least two of the members McCarthy picked to be on the committee are election liars," Tapper reminded her before adding, "Jim Jordan is possibly a material witness. He spoke with Trump that day."
"There were many communications with President Trump that day," she began before switching gears away from Jordan and continuing, "Look, as you know, I believe that he -- that while the rioters are primarily responsible for what happened, there's no doubt in my mind that President Trump helped instigate and motivate the rioters and that's one reason I voted to impeach him. The hallmark of our democracy is the peaceful transfer of power, and for anyone, the rioters, the president, anyone to try to interfere with the electoral college count is completely unacceptable."
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on Sunday said that he would support serving House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) with a subpoena as a part of the House's Jan. 6 committee investigation.
During an interview on ABC News, Kinzinger said that anyone who had spoken to former President Donald Trump in the hours following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol should expect to be called before the committee. He did not rule out subpoenas for McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
"I would support subpoenas to anybody who can shed light on that," Kinzinger said. "If that's the leader, that's the leader. If it's anybody that talked to the president that can provide us that information. I want to know what the president was doing every moment of that day after he said I'm going to walk with you to the Capitol after Mo Brooks stood up and said we're going to kick backside and take names, today's the day that patriots take their country back from other people."
"If the National Guard took five or six hours to get to Capitol Hill, did the president make any calls?" he continued. "And if he didn't, why? And if he did, of course, then how come the National Guard still takes five hours? I think had the president picked up the phone and made a call, the guard would have been there immediately."
Kinzinger encouraged Republicans not to try and hide the history of Jan. 6 "because it's politically inconvenient."
"If anybody is scared of this investigation, I ask you one question," he added. "What are you afraid of? I mean, either you're afraid of being discovered of having some culpability in it or what? If you think it wasn't a big deal then you should allow this to go forward."
Watch the video below from ABC News.
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