Democrats think they have a winning issue when it comes to people who had suspicions about the 2020 election. They're dead wrong.
Independent Evan McMullin insinuated Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) engaged in "egregious betrayal" of the U.S. Constitution by contesting the 2020 election, the Washington Examiner reported. McMullin said this during a political debate against incumbent Lee as the two face off in the race for senate.
Lee expressed concerns over voter fraud during the election, and McMullin, backed by Democrats, is trying to use that as a political club. "I think you knew how important [the Electoral College] was when you sought to urge the White House, that had lost an election, to find fake electors to overturn the will of the people," McMullin said.
"Sen. Lee, that was the most egregious betrayal of our nation's constitution, in its history, by a U.S. senator, I believe, and it will be your legacy," he added, which elected boos from the crowd. The moderator hushed the crowd before McMullin went on.
"Sen. Lee, you advised spurious so-called legal efforts to mislead tens of millions of Americans that the election had been stolen, and congratulations, you succeeded," McMullin said. "As recently as this year ... you're still casting doubt on the legitimacy of the election."
"You're doing a tremendous disservice to this country, Sen. Lee," McMullin went on. "You have betrayed your oath to the Constitution with this." Lee countered his claims.
"Evan, that's not true. You know that's not true. You, sir, you owe me an apology," Lee said.
Lee explained he simply was getting to the bottom of "rumors" about the election. "I did research on that. I made phone calls to figure out whether the rumors were true. The rumors were false. On that basis, I voted to certify the results of the election."
Many Republicans felt that there were questionable things that happened during the election, including former President Donald Trump. Lee was level-headed about it and certified the results anyway, so McMullin doesn't have a leg to stand on.