President Donald Trump on Saturday, Nov. 21, responded to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the number three House Republican and House Republican Conference chairwoman, after she put pressure on him over voter fraud allegations.
Earlier on Friday, Cheney released a statement, calling on the president to respect “the sanctity of our electoral process” if his legal team cannot provide evidence of voter fraud.
“America is governed by the rule of law,” she said. “The president and his lawyers have made claims of criminality and widespread fraud, which they allege could impact election results. If they have genuine evidence of this, they are obligated to present it immediately in court and to the American people.”
“If the president cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process,” she added.
President Trump responded to Cheney, saying that Cheney went after him because of his plan to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
“Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election. You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong!” the president tweeted.
Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election. You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong! https://t.co/elZ9X3wrAz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2020
Cheney has long opposed President Trump’s plan of pulling troops back home. She criticized the president’s decision to draw down troops in Germany this summer and worked with House Democrats to block President Trump from reducing U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Pressure from Republicans significantly increased after Thursday’s press conference by the Trump legal team in which the president’s lawyers alleged “massive fraud” happened in the 2020 election, but have yet to provide evidence. Other member of the Republican Party have echoed Cheney’s comments, including some allies of the president’s like Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).
The Trump legal team asserted that it has enough evidence to disqualify more than double the number of votes needed to overturn the election. Sidney Powell, a key member of the legal team, described the volume of evidence they have received as a “tsunami” and promised to release documents backing up their allegations as soon as they can.
“We’re still gathering massive amounts of evidence, to the point we haven’t even had time to process all of it,” Powell said, adding that her team has spoken to “probably over 500 or maybe even 1,000 witnesses by now.”
“It’s just a matter of tying it together in a way that’s digestible. And we’re in the process of doing that as we speak. And I’m hoping we get something filed by next week that starts outlining and proving the overall fraud,” she said.
President Trump on Friday night hinted that his team will release evidence of voter fraud in Georgia, saying, “Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia. Stay tuned!”
Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2020