A Republican senator who voted for the Big Lie now thinks we should all just move on - CNN Politics
May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 2: Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., talks with reporters before the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Hart Building on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
On January 6, Roger Marshall was one of eight Republican senators to vote against the Electoral College counts in Arizona and Pennsylvania, despite zero evidence that any actual fraud or wrongdoing had been committed in either state.
See, no matter how much Marshall wants to put that vote to undermine a fair election in the rear view mirror, it’s very clear that neither the man on the losing end of that election nor the supporters that comprise the GOP base are ready to move on.
“The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!,” former President Donald Trump said in a statement released Monday morning, the latest in a series of similar remarks – many focused on the laughable “recount” of votes happening in Arizona – aimed at continuing to undermine the 2020 election.
In a CNN poll conducted in late April, 70% of Republicans said they did not believe that “Joe Biden legitimately won enough votes to win the presidency. ” Seven in 10 Republicans said that.
Because what happened that day – including the votes that Marshall and almost 150 of his Republican colleagues in the House and Senate cast – continues to reverberate across American politics.