Earlier today, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) declared that “I don't think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election.”
After first WH meeting with @POTUS, @GOPLeader McCarthy responds to @kwelkernbc “…I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election. I think that is all over with. We’re sitting with the president today.” pic.twitter.com/XP3KwydE5b
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) May 12, 2021
That remark came hours after the House Republican caucus removed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership position after she had criticized former President Donald Trump's ongoing lies about the presidential election.
A new poll finds large majorities of conservative media viewers believe false claims about the 2020 presidential election.
Republicans who trust Fox News (86%) and far-right news networks (96%), including One America News Network and Newsmax, overwhelmingly support the stolen election conspiracy theory. pic.twitter.com/yyUw6BC4Qn
— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) May 12, 2021