Top Republicans Demand House Investigations of Presidential Election

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In a letter to the Democratic chairs of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, top House Republicans demanded that Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Carolyn Maroney (D-NY) immediately open investigations into the “errors and misconduct” of the 2020 presidential election. The letter, written by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and James Comer (R-Ky) calls on the Democrats to put partisanship aside to look seriously at the “integrity of the 2020 election.”

“We urge you to immediately convene hearings to examine the integrity of the 2020 election amid troubling reports of irregularities and improprieties,” the Republicans wrote. “Given your role as leaders of a political party that spent four years baselessly calling into question the legitimacy of the 2016 election with debunked allegations of Russian collusion, you owe it to all Americans to fully examine allegations of actual election errors and misconduct.”

Jordan and Comer reminded Democrats of a report they collaborated on in September in which they warned that patchwork, last-second changes to election law in many states would lead to “lingering uncertainty about the results of the election for several days or weeks after Election Day.”

“Democrats ignored this report, but many of our predications have unfortunately come true,” they argued.

The Republicans noted that the report also warned “that because Democrats refuse to clean up outdated and inaccurate voter registration rolls, a last-minute move to widespread mail-in voting in some states would have unintended consequences.”

Again, look what happened.

“These serious concerns give rise to the urgent need for congressional oversight of the integrity of the 2020 election,” they wrote. “Our committees must conduct oversight hearings to ensure that Americans have faith in the integrity of our election.”

Well, the idea that Jerry Nadler, of all people, is going to step in and do his job is laughable on its face. Nadler, the guy who – along with fellow partisan crony Adam Schiff – led the crusade to impeach Donald Trump over literally nothing? Nadler, the guy who thinks Antifa violence is just some rumor people talk about in Washington, D.C.? Nadler is a Democratic Party hack who only exists to further leftist power – he would sooner turn a blind eye to an avalanche of voter fraud than he would take appropriate, legal steps to shore up our democracy.

We applaud Jordan and Comer for giving it their best shot, but they know as well as we do that this request is going nowhere fast.