McCarthy, R-Kalifornië., made the comment reacting to a conversation between President Trump and Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over the weekend reported on by Die Washington Post, which obtained audio of the phone call.
Trump insisted that he won the state of Georgia in die 2020 presidential race during the phone call with Raffensperger, reportedly urging him to “vind” enough votes to reverse the state’s results.
Tydens die oproep, the president reportedly said: “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 stemme, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”
Georgia certified election results show that Trump’s Democratic opponent Joe Biden won the state’s Nov. 3 election by 11,779 stemme.
The president confirmed Sunday morning that he had spoken with Raffensperger on Saturday about “voter fraud in Georgia.”
“The president’s always been concerned about the integrity of the election and the president believes that there are things that happened in Georgië, and he wants to see the accountability for it,” McCarthy gesê.
McCarthy asked, “Does anybody in America think the last election was done well?”
“What has happened here in this last election because of COVID, people just sending ballots out to anyone who’s on the rolls. These rolls have not been cleaned up,” McCarthy said on Monday before noting that “this isn’t the first time this has happened.”
He then asked, “When are we going to straighten out our elections and when can we have a debate about the integrity of the elections?”
A group of Republicans are joining an effort, spearheaded by Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, en Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in the House of Representatives objecting to the certification of the presidential election results on Wednesday.
House Republicans held a rare Saturday night conference call to address their goal of overturning certain states’ Electoral College results on Wednesday, Brooks told Fox News over the weekend.
Brooks said 50 ander, including Jordan, Trump and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, were on the call. He added that congressional members on the call reflected only “sommige” of those in Congress who have committed to challenging the results of the Electoral College results, that it was won by President-elect Joe Biden.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.