There Is a “Straight Line” Connecting “Lies” of 1/6 and a GOP-Led Pennsylvania Audit

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Appearing on CNN, Representative Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) criticized the Republican Party’s ongoing audit of election benefits in the point out, stating that there is a straight line connecting the “lies” that culminated in the functions of January 6 and the audit alone.

“There is no issue about that,” he told host John Berman. “There is a straight line due to the fact the 800 to 1,000 folks who came in this article on January 6 and perpetrated the first assault on the U.S. Capitol in a lot more than two generations were being performing so simply because several of them were genuinely persuaded that Donald Trump experienced been by some means cheated out of the election even while Joe Biden obtained 7 million far more votes and more than 300 electoral votes and won the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by tens of countless numbers of votes.”

“So there is no issue,” he extra, “that it is not just the actual physical actions of those who ended up in this article on January 6, but also complicit in that is people who impressed it.

You can hear his remarks in the online video beneath.

JUST NOW: “There is a straight line… it is not just the actual physical actions of individuals who were here on January 6th, but also complicit in that is all people who influenced them. “@RepBrendanBoyle on the impression of lies and new “audit” in

— John Berman (@JohnBerman) September 16, 2021

Boyle’s comments arrive the working day after the Pennsylvania GOP approved subpoenas for personalized information and facts on every voter all over the commonwealth. The move kicks off an “Arizona style audit” to come across proof of election fraud despite the lack of any discernible evidence.

The audit has been condemned by Governor Tom Wolfe, a Democrat, who in a assertion yesterday decried what he referred to as an endeavor to “undermine democracy.”

“Let’s be very apparent, this facts ask for is just one more step to undermine democracy, self-assurance in our elections and to capitulate to Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. It is a direct continuation of the same lies that resulted in the assault on the Capitol, and that have performed so much to destabilize our political establishments above the ten months because last year’s election,” Wolf explained. “We terribly need Republicans to get election protection seriously and quit taking part in game titles for political obtain.”

Wolf’s administration has verified it will get authorized motion to fight the subpoenas.

Alan is a author, editor, and information junkie primarily based in New York.