Rep. Chaffetz: ‘I Don’t See Any Evidence’ of Voter Fraud, House Oversight Committee Won’t Investigate
Following his resurrection of the unsubstantiated claim that millions of people illegally voted in the last election, which is why he lost the national popular vote to Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump called for a “major investigation” of voter fraud.
Well, it appears that one Republican Congressional leader won’t be helping him out in this quest.
Last night, while attending the GOP retreat in Philadelphia, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) told reporters that the committee that he chairs, the House Oversight Committee, isn’t “planning to do anything” when it comes to investigating Trump’s claims.
“On the voter fraud issue, that really happens at the county level. I don’t see any evidence,” Chaffetz said.
He pointed out that POTUS has the Department of Justice that he could use to check out the issue. “But the President has 100,000 people at the Department of Justice and if he wants to have an investigation, have at it. I just don’t see any evidence of it,” the Utah lawmaker noted.
During an interview with ABC’s David Muir that aired last night, Trump pointed to a Pew Research study done in 2012 to back up his claims. When Muir tried to tell Trump that the author has said his study doesn’t show voter fraud, the president attacked the author, saying he was “groveling.”
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