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Perry Among 27 House Republicans To Call For Special Counsel To Investigate Election

Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) is among 27 House Republicans calling for President Donald Trump to direct Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate the results of the 2020 election. 

According to the joint letter, obtained by Politico, the 27 conservative Republicans claim that the “irregularities” in the 2020 presidential election warrants the Special Counsel. 

“The American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election, but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered,” written in the joint letter. “The Department of Justice has been asked on multiple occasions to launch an investigation into this matter, but inaction from the Department along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged.”

“The appointment of a Special Counsel would establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs,” the letter continues. “We urge you to take swift and decisive action and direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to restore the American people’s faith in our elections.”

Although the Trump campaign and other Republican allies have alleged voter fraud, Barr disputed the president’s claims last week and said that the Justice Department found no evidence of widespread fraud that could change the outcome of the presidential election.  

On Tuesday, the United State Supreme Court rejected a GOP effort in Pennsylvania led by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler), 2020 GOP congressional candidate Sean Parnell, and more to reverse the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the commonwealth. 

Perry is the lone Pennsylvania elected official to sign on to the latest letter. 

In addition to the joint letter, Perry was also quoted by the Washington Post earlier this week, saying that he’d dispute the state’s electors for Biden.

December 9th, 2020 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 5 Comments

5 thoughts on “Perry Among 27 House Republicans To Call For Special Counsel To Investigate Election”

  1. The Huckabeast says:

    More proof the Electoral College needs to end. By that quirk and a handful of votes in 3 states, the most corrupt and unqualified person ever became President and most powerful person on the planet. Every day for the last 4 years he proved with his words and actions that he was NEVER UP TO THE TASK. And the USA is less of a power because of it. And these Tea Party idiots who have no other agenda than to ruin the federal government need to be gone too. They’ve done so much damage.

  2. Bono says:

    First, Perry refuses to criticize Q-Anon in a recorded vote and now he supports Trump’s conspiracy theories about the alleged theft of the election by agreeing to object to Pennsylvania’s electors in concert with Mo Brooks and now, requesting the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the election. He doesn’t give a shit what the majority of his constituents believe.

  3. FormerGOPer says:

    Perry going into 2021 showing that he still has no spine.

  4. Thomas Paine says:

    Perry wins the election and wants the election checked— even though Christoper Krebs, a Republican appointed by Trump to run the elections—said it was flawless. So, is Perry saying his win is bogus? Or is he saying even though he was on the same ballot as Biden—Perry’s part of the ballot is a pure as snow and it’s the part of the ballot with Biden on it that is corrupt. This is horsephooey and everyone knows it.

  5. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    Enough already. Stop going down this path, you fucking moron GOP asslickers.

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