On Thursday (Oct 7), the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing on the election audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County. According to a press release, the hearing is being called “to assess the election ‘audit’ in Maricopa County, Arizona, conducted by Cyber Ninjas, Inc., and how this and similar audits undermine public confidence in elections and threaten our democracy.”
During the hearing, Ohio GOP. Rep. Jim Jordan took an opportunity to slam his Democratic colleagues for trying to hold Donald Trump and his allies accountable for the so-called “Big Lie” – false claims about the 2020 election.
“How about all the lies the Democrats have told us over the last couple of years,” Jordan said, adding those “lies” include the narrative about Russian collusion and “peaceful” racial justice protests, among others.
“Democrats told us COVID didn’t start in a Chinese lab,” he continued. “Nope, didn’t start there — it was a bat to a pangolin, to a hippopotamus, to Joe Rogan and we get bit — no, no, no, Democrats for four years told us the 2016 election was stolen. They can investigate that for four years, we’re not allowed to question some concerns we have about the 2020 election for four minutes, but they can investigate that for four years.”
GOP congressman refuses to say Biden won election
Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin and Republican Rep. Andy Biggs also got into a heated exchange during the hearing on Thursday.
“I never really understood members from Arizona challenging the result by which they themselves were elected in the exact same election where they were elected,” Raskin said, taking aim at Biggs.
“Do you accept this audit that shows Joe Biden won and indeed won by more votes than–” Raskin began to question Biggs.
“That is not what the audit concluded, Mr. Raskin you know better than that,” Biggs replied. “Have you read the whole audit or you cherry picked the line which talks about the recount versus the tabulation machines?”
‘Who won the election?’ Raskin asked.
“We don’t know because as the audit, it demonstrates very clearly, Mr. Raskin, there are a lot of issues with this election that took place … speaking of the Big Lie you can perpetuate it all you want,” Biggs said.