Sen. Rand Paul sided with President Trump and echoed his claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Paul didn’t present proof or evidence to back up his statement, so he faced a healthy heaping of rebuttals on his statement. However, Rand Paul did say this problem can be fixed in the future by following the laws.
It wasn’t long after he made this statement during the Krebs hearing that he was called out and essentially fact checked by the Courier Journal. It was Morgan Watkins who stated that “U.S. Sen. Rand Paul continues to falsely claim — without proof — voter fraud played a role in the election of President-elect Joe Biden. The Kentucky Republican said during a Wednesday congressional hearing the election “in many ways was stolen.”
Watkins hammered down on Rand Paul even more with the following statement countering his claims that the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump:
During Wednesday’s Senate hearing, Paul suggested a ton of cases challenging the election were rejected by the courts only for “procedural and technical reasons.”
In actuality, some lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign or its supporters have been dismissed on technical grounds while others were rejected specifically based on the merits of their claims.
In November, a federal judge dismissed a challenge the Trump campaign filed over Pennsylvania’s election results and said in his ruling that “this court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations … unsupported by evidence.”
Watkins called his comment “baseless” and reminded readers that President Donald Trump only received 232 electoral votes while Joe Biden got the 270+ to take the presidency.
President Trump has stated the fight is not over and there is more to come, but it remains unclear what his next move is.
It appears as though President Trump will continue pushing for his victory, despite continuous losses in court. Texas brought forth a case to the Supreme Court, but Supreme Court dismissed it and would not hear the case. To sum it up, Supreme Court essentially said Texas had no right to sue another state and tell them how to run their own elections.
Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, but it’s unclear if Trump will attend the event.
There is speculation he won’t bother going, and he probably doesn’t want to unless he has a surprise planned for everyone which is totally not impossible.