Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSupport grows for stimulus checks, but they may wait Officials anticipate COVID-19 vaccine while warning of dire months ahead Manchin slams Trump for ‘dangerous’ political ‘posturing’ during pandemic MORE confronted House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseSunday shows preview: Nation gears up for inoculation following FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine Pelosi: GOP ‘brought dishonor to the House’ for supporting election lawsuit 20 more Republicans, including McCarthy, endorse Texas challenge to Biden victory MORE (R-La.) on his and other congressional Republicans’ support for a Texas lawsuit that would have thrown out the results of the presidential election in four key battleground states.
“You were talking about disenfranchising the 10 million Biden voters who supported [President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenPro-Trump protestors, counter-protesters and police clash in DC after day of election demonstrations Castro says ‘there’s still work to do’ on Biden Cabinet diversity Robert Zoellick says human rights, European relations to play key roles in Biden foreign policy MORE] in those four states,” Wallace said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the Texas lawsuit that was rejected late Friday.
“Do you feel comfortable throwing out millions of votes of your fellow Americans?” Wallace asked Scalise.
Scalise responded that “nobody wants any votes thrown out.”
“That’s what the lawsuit would have done,” Wallace countered.
Scalise went on to note that the Supreme Court “said Texas didn’t have standing. They didn’t say they were going to address the merits,” speculating the court was unwilling to involve itself in such a politically charged issue.
“You’re not willing to recognize [Biden] as the president-elect, and you’re not willing to stop contesting the election?” Wallace asked, noting that the Electoral College is set to vote Monday.
“Joe Biden has been going through a transition with President TrumpDonald TrumpOne person shot in Washington state during violent election protest Pro-Trump protestors, counter-protesters and police clash in DC after day of election demonstrations COVID-19 infections spread rapidly as officials race to distribute vaccine MORE supporting him,” Scalise responded. “Let’s let this legal process play itself out.”
Wallace also asked Scalise about reports that the president-elect’s son Hunter Biden is the subject of a federal tax investigation and how it tied into Joe Biden’s assertion that his administration’s Justice Department would operate independently.
“This is something that’s very serious,” Scalise said, blasting Twitter for blocking users from tweeting a New York Post article containing allegations against the younger Biden before the election.
“I’m sure whoever [Joe Biden] puts up for attorney general will be heavily scrutinized by the United States Senate,” he added.