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Fox News host Chris Wallace said GOP reps who made false claims about election fraud cannot appear on his Sunday show


In this October 19, 2016 file photo, moderator Chris Wallace guides the discussion between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the Third Presidential Debate at UNLV in Las Vegas. A tweet posted by the “Fox News Sunday” host making a number of derogatory remarks about President Donald Trump has been fabricated. Wallace does not have a Twitter account and “Fox News Sunday” did not tweet the post from his account. Joe Raedle / Pool via AP

  • Chris Wallace said he avoided GOP lawmakers making false statements about Biden’s victory on his Sunday broadcast.

  • “Frankly, I didn’t wear them on purpose, because I don’t want to hear their bullshit,” Wallace said.

  • If they do come on the show, Wallace has made it clear that he intends to hold them accountable.

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Fox News host Chris Wallace said he avoids having GOP representatives espouse false allegations of voter fraud on his Sunday broadcast.

Speaking to Stephen Colbert on an episode of “The Late Show” that aired Wednesday, Wallace said he is not calling on lawmakers who have questioned the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s presidential victory from 2020.

“Frankly, I didn’t wear them on purpose, because I don’t want to hear their bullshit,” Wallace said.

If they do come on the show, Wallace has made it clear that he intends to hold them accountable.

“I won’t let them in without going through a wringer,” he told Colbert. This includes putting pressure on lawmakers to find out whether they really believe Biden is the “duly elected president of the United States,” he said.

Immediately after Biden won the November presidential election, President Donald Trump refused to explicitly acknowledge victory. Within hours of calling the race for Biden, Trump said “the election is far from over.”

In the months that followed, he doubled down on his rhetoric and sought to overturn the results in state and federal courts across the country. The Trump campaign and the president’s allies have filed and lost dozens of lawsuits in several battlefield states challenging the results. Allegations of electoral fraud have been struck down and refuted several times since Trump and his lawyers presented their case.

Despite no evidence of electoral fraud, many GOP lawmakers have sided with Trump. About 140 House Republicans have indicated they will vote against Biden’s certification in January. Some senators, like Ted Cruz of Texas, also amplified Trump’s baseless claims.

Additionally, Trump supporters have firmly endorsed false allegations of electoral and electoral fraud. Hundreds of Trump supporters descended on Capitol Hill on January 6, a day scheduled by Congress to certify the results of the presidential election.

The riot on Capitol Hill, which began after Trump encouraged his supporters to protest the election results, has been called an attempted coup.

Republicans who encouraged these claims chose to “say something they know is not true” to avoid losing Trump’s electoral base, Wallace told Colbert. And watching Americans cling to those ideas during the Capitol Riot was horrible, Wallace said.

“As I sit there and watch it live on TV and see this crowd come into the cathedral of our democracy and sit in the chair that the Speaker of the Senate is sitting in and run around the rotunda, I was disgusted, “he said. .

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