UPDATED 9:27 AM PT – Friday, December 4, 2020
Members of the House Freedom Caucus are doubling down on demands for the truth. Caucus chairman
Andy Biggs led a news conference in Washington on Thursday in which he urged Attorney General William Barr to come forward with the details of his investigation into election fraud. Biggs said he’s concerned about the consequences our nation could face if Barr refuses to be transparent.
“It needs to be open, it needs to be public in the sense that we know something’s happening because if he (Barr) doesn’t, there is a good half of this country that will always view this election as being…having an illegitimate result,” the chairman stated. “No one can really govern under that, it undermines the future of this country and the institutions that have made us the envy of the world.”
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) commented the lack of a definitive answer is causing many voters to lose confidence in the electoral process, which could be disastrous for voter turnout in future elections.
“Well, what’s going on right now is the Department of Justice and others are effectively engaging in willful voter suppression by discouraging people from participating,” he explained. “Nearly half of the country feels that their vote may be diluted or stolen because of fraud in an election
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) added that the legitimacy of democracy could be questioned, giving foreign actors the opportunity to seize influence across the globe.
“But if we don’t do this properly, I think of these other countries around the world that are being challenged by China,” he stated. “Offering a different form of government and they’re looking at America saying, you really want that kind of government?”
Their comments came days after Barr claimed he had found no evidence of irregularities in the process of his investigation. Meanwhile, the President’s legal team maintains it has evidence from at least six states showing voter fraud in the election.
President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Guiliani, responded to Barr’s claims by saying there “hasn’t been any semblance” of an investigation. Republicans want Barr to detail the specific actions he’s taking to look into claims of misconduct in the presidential race.