Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday, Dec. 16, said that an intel source told her that President Donald Trump did in fact “win the election.”
“An intel source told me President Trump did, in fact, win the election. He says that it is up to the Supreme Court to hear suits from other cases across the country to stop the clock,” said the award winning host during her show on Wednesday.
“This follows the high court’s refusal to hear the lawsuit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton,” she added.
Paxton brought the lawsuit, which was backed by 19 states, to the U.S. Supreme Court against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan, alleging that those states violated the Constitution by changing the election law by executive branch officials and not the legislature. The nation’s top court rejected the suit late on Dec. 11, ruling that Texas lacked of standing to sue other states.
Following the court’s decision, President Trump’s legal team led by attorney Rudy Giuliani said they “move immediately, seamlessly, to plan B, which is to bring lawsuits now in each one of the states.”
“We had them ready. They’re just a version of the one that was brought in the Supreme Court. So last night, the president made the decision,” Giuliani said during an appearance on “War Room: Pandemic.”
“If the state doesn’t have standing, surely the president of the United States has standing. And certainly, the electors in the states have standing. So they will be bringing those very cases right in those courts, starting today,” he added. “Let’s see what excuse they can try to use to avoid having a hearing on that.”
On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held the first congressional hearing on voting irregularities in the 2020 election. During the Senate hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said voter fraud happened and that the election was “in many ways stolen.”
“A lot of the laws that have to be confirmed and I think reaffirmed are state laws, so it’s not in our purview,” Paul said. “But the state laws are set, and then we have federal elections. So what we’ve heard about what happened in Wisconsin, what happened in Nevada, I think is absolutely true and we have to prevent it from happening again.”
“I think state legislatures will need to reaffirm that election law can only be changed by a state legislature,” he continued, referring to changes in election laws outlined in the Texas lawsuit.
“The fraud happened,” Paul said. “The election in many ways was stolen, and the only way it’ll be fixed is by in the future reinforcing the laws.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 16, 2020
President Trump has consistently stated that the 2020 election was stolen from him and made it clear that he is not backing down. On Wednesday the president said that it is “too soon to give up” on his legal challenges.