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Speaking at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that courts never fully analyzed former President Donald Trump's claims of mass voter fraud, the Washington Examiner reports.
According to Paul, the merits of Trump's claims were not fully heard.
"The one thing I think is untrue is that the courts fully heard this. Courts have been hesitant to get involved in elections," Paul said.
"The Kentucky Republican said judges need to decide whether officials — like a secretary of state — can make changes to election law without permission from the state legislatures," writes the Examiner's Alex Swoyer. "During the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of state officials made changes to election laws ahead of the November election, such as extending the deadline for mail-in ballots."
Paul went on to say that states should pass election laws that declare a secretary of state can't mail out ballots or make unilateral changes outside of the law.
Republicans tried to bring down Kamala Harris with a stunt — but it failed in the most embarrassing way
What started out as a typical Republican stunt turned humiliating when they tried to attack Vice President Kamala Harris over immigration, but it backfired so badly.
As Huffington Post reporter Jen Bendery noted Wednesday, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) accused Harris of being MIA on immigration. He held up a milk carton he mocked up to show Harris' photo with MISSING on it.
"We think it's important the press continues to ask the White House about the extent to which the president has said Vice President Harris is in charge at the border," said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).
It seems as if @SteveScalise has a milk carton declaring @vp is “missing.” https://t.co/rQC5pjYGYV— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman)1618409495.0
"She refuses to go down," Scalise whined. "But if she's the vice president of the United States and the president put her in charge of this, Vice President Harris needs to go down to the border and see this for herself."
The problem, as Bendery pointed out, is that Scalise was saying this at the same time that Harris was announcing her trip to Mexico.
Scalise went on to falsely claim that she was avoiding it because of something related to President Joe Biden's executive order.
Harris will visit Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador "as soon as possible," she announced from the White House at the same time as the Scalise press conference.
'"The president has asked [Homeland Security] Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas to address what is going on at the border, and he has been working very hard at that and is showing some progress," Harris explained.
"I have been asked to lead the issue of dealing with root causes in the Northern Triangle, similar to what then-Vice President [Biden] did many years ago," she went on. "We have plans in the works to go to Guatemala as soon as possible."
The Murdoch-owned New York Post asked last week why Harris was in a Chicago bakery instead of going to the Mexico border. She was apparently getting a snack.
Number two House Republican says GOP won't take action against Matt Gaetz unless 'something really formal' happens
Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the number two Republican in the House, on Wednesday told reporters the GOP will not take action against U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) unless "something really formal" from the DOJ happens. Gaetz has not been charged but admits he is under DOJ investigation.
Asked if he has "confidence" in Gaetz, Scalise told reporters, "Well, you know, we've heard a lot of stories, you know I mean obviously I've read the media reports but there's been nothing that we've seen yet from the Dept. of Justice. If something's going on obviously we'll find out about it."
"You know, right now, it's hard to speculate on rumors, but, you know, if something really formal happened from Justice, we would of course react and take action," Scalise said at the press briefing.
Gaetz allegedly is under DOJ investigation for a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year old girl, and for possible sex trafficking of a minor. He also allegedly used illegal drugs and showed fellow members of Congress on the House floor photos of women he had sex with.
On Tuesday Politico reported federal agents obtained a warrant and seized Gaetz's cell phone late last year.
House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Gaetz:
"It's hard to speculate on rumors, but if something really formal happened from Justice we would of course react and take action." pic.twitter.com/cJGjom922o — The Recount (@therecount) April 14, 2021
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