Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some pretty bold words about the 2020 presidential election.
Appearing on Real America’s Voice, Pompeo said:
We have a duty to fix this.
Of course, Pompeo was referring to the election between Biden and President Trump.
Pompeo also said:
I’m worried about if the votes were counted right.
Remember, Pompeo was unusually quiet in the aftermath of the presidential election.
He brushed aside the claims that Biden had won.
CNN even ran the following headline: Pompeo Refuses to Acknowledge Biden Has Won the Election
So to anyone who has been paying any attention, Pompeo’s new comments shouldn’t be surprising.
See Pompeo in his exact words below:
Pompeo’s words come as more and more states want to follow in Arizona’s footsteps.
In fact, in Pennsylvania, the GOP is proposing to create an election audit bureau.
The Hill confirms:
Pennsylvania Republicans are pushing to create a new office to oversee election audits in the latest push to address doubts sown by former President Trump and his supporters about the integrity of last year’s elections.
The state House of Representatives has approved a budget that would allocate an additional $3.1 million to the state auditor general to create a new Bureau of Election Audits.
In a statement announcing the proposal, state House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R) said the new office was meant to underscore the integrity of future elections — not to review past election results.
“Even a shred of uncertainty in the results of our elections is enough to shake the bedrock of what we stand for in this country,” Cutler said. “We must make strides to grow trust in our processes, and a thorough, independent audit of every election in our Commonwealth is a step toward ensuring the public’s trust.”
Cutler did not address the root of any lingering uncertainty: The former president’s constant and baseless allegations of unspecified fraud or irregularities, both in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
President Biden carried Pennsylvania by more than 70,000 votes in 2020, or just over 1 percentage point, both wider margins than those by which Trump carried the commonwealth in 2016.
But Trump has pressured Pennsylvania’s Senate Republican leaders to conduct a forensic audit similar to one ordered by Arizona’s Republican state Senate. In statements, he has repeatedly bashed Senate President Pro Tem Jake Corman (R), who has declined to order an audit.
Democrats in Pennsylvania say the new office is another avenue by which state Republicans are working to raise doubts about the integrity of the vote.
“This is another attempt by our Republican majorities to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 election,” said state Rep. Matt Bradford, the top Democrat on the House Government Oversight Committee. “The party of Trump seems to be committed to a voter suppression platform.”
Cutler was among the top Pennsylvania Republicans who signed a letter in December urging Congress to block the state’s presidential electors.
The House-passed budget does not include language specifically authorizing the election audit office, but the added money will allow Auditor General Tim DeFoor (R) to create an office as he sees fit, a spokesman for Cutler said in an email. The state House is still considering two separate bills to define the office and grant it authority to look into elections, and to guarantee that all Pennsylvania counties conduct elections under uniform rules.
Pompeo made his bombastic statement just as President Trump resumed holding massive rallies.
During the rally, Trump assured his voters that he’s won the White House two times.
In fact, President Trump appears to have his eyes set on 2024, assuming something doesn’t happen sooner.
According to Reuters, Trump floated the idea in front of the crowd of 25,000:
At his first rally since leaving the White House, former President Donald Trump on Saturday lambasted the Biden administration’s immigration policies and sought to energize Republicans to take back majorities in Congress next year.
Appearing to relish being back in front of thousands of supporters, Trump repeated his false claim that his defeat in the November 2020 election was marred by fraud.
Trump left office in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters, shortly after a speech in which he urged a crowd to “fight” when then President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was about to be certified by lawmakers.
Trump survived a second impeachment on a charge linked to the violence and has kept broad influence over the Republican Party, in part by leaving open the question of whether he will run for office again in 2024.
He dangled that possibility on Saturday to the crowd.
“We won the election twice and it’s possible we’ll have to win it a third time. It’s possible,” he said.
Trump won the 2016 election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He lost in 2020.
Whether he runs again could be influenced by the outcome of various legal troubles. The Manhattan district attorney’s office has told Trump’s lawyers it is considering filing criminal charges against his family business, the New York Times reported on Friday.
The former president highlighted parts of his regular grievance list at the rally, with particular focus on the rising number of immigrants crossing over the U.S. southern border, an issue Republicans have zeroed in on to rally their voters.
“You have millions of people coming into our country. We have no idea who they are. Joe Biden is doing the exact opposite as we did,” Trump said.
It’s only a matter of time until the official results of the Arizona audit are made known.
And it’s also only a matter of time until other states decide to follow in Arizona’s footprint.
Until then, all we can do is wait and make sure that we help President Trump drain the swamp.
By getting rid of RINOs, supporting forensic election audits, and keeping our eyes open for nefarious actions from the Democrat party.