Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said on Sunday he believes Pennsylvania officials violated the Constitution related to how the 2020 election was conducted.
He appeared on ABC News “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” where he was allegedly supposed to discuss the impending second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
But the senator and the host really didn’t get into the impeachment on Sunday. That’s because Stephanopoulos failed to deprogram the Republican on “facts” about the 2020 election.
Stephanopoulos Fails to Deprogram Rand Paul on 2020 Election
Paul said several other states had questionable events occur during the election, too.
This did not sit well with the host of the program – a former/current Democrat operative posing as a “journalist” – who opened the “interview” with Paul by trying to bring him to heel.
“This election was not stolen. Do you accept that fact?” Stephanopoulos “asked” Paul.
Because Paul refused to “accept that fact” the Democrat operative named Stephanopoulos got hostile and for 7 minutes, argued with the senator because he refused to repeat lines that have now been reduced to tropes of the Democrat Party.
“What I would say is that the debate over whether or not there was fraud should occur,” Paul said in response to the host’s first attempt at deprogramming.
“There were several states where the Secretary of State changed the rules and to me, those are clearly unconstitutional,” Paul continued.
Pennsylvania is among those states which Sen. Paul believes the Constitution was violated in respect to the 2020 election.
After going on for about 20 seconds, Stephanopoulos interjected and said, “I have to stop you right there.”
The host then rattled off a few talking points about the hasty and sometimes disorganized effort the Trump campaign used to prove election fraud prior to Joe Biden being certified as the 46th President.
“Can’t you just say the words, ‘This election was not stolen’?” the host then demanded of Paul.
Again, Paul refused to play puppet for the host, so Stephanopoulos dug even deeper and tried to malign even more Republicans who fail to see things his way.
“Well, 75% of Republicans agree with you because they were fed a BIG LIE by President Trump and his supporters who say the election was stolen,” the increasingly angry host continued. “Why can’t you say ‘President Biden won a legitimate and fair election’?”
“I believe in Pennsylvania, they broke the law.”
Paul ignored every demand from Stephanopoulos to repeat his talking points. Instead, Paul spelled out some of the questionable activity surrounding the 2020 election in several states. For instance, he said “tens of thousands” of ballots in Wisconsin had only a name and no address.
Later in the interview, Paul said, “I believe in Pennsylvania, they broke the law. And if that would ever get a real hearing in the Supreme Court – it was denied for ‘standing’, it didn’t actually get taken up – I do believe the Supreme Court would say they did break the law.”
“I won’t be cowed by liberals in the media who say ‘there’s no evidence here. You’re a liar if you talk about election fraud’,” Paul said. “That’s the problem with the media today. They say all Republicans are liars. There are two sides to every story.”
Stephanopoulos tried one last time to get Paul to bow down and admit that Biden won fairly.
“There are not two sides to this story,” he said. “This has been looked at in every single state …”
That’s where Paul laughs and cuts off the host.
“You’re forgetting who you are as a journalist if you think there’s only one side,” he said.
Facing a lost cause, Stephanopoulos resorted to the lowest of lows in Democrat tropes.
“I’m standing by facts. There are not two sides to facts. I did not say this was a perfect election. I said the results were certified. I said it was not stolen. It is a lie to say .. it was stolen,” the host whined.
He tried one last time to get Paul to admit the election was not stolen.
“I asked you a simple question: Was the election stolen or not?” he said.
Paul again refused to give in.
“I believe there was a great deal of evidence of fraud and changing of the election laws illegally,” Paul said to the host’s dismay. “I think a thorough investigation is warranted.”
You can watch the full interview from ABC here: