Banks among congressmen calling on AG to ‘investigate claims of voter fraud’
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Indiana Third District U.S. Rep. Jim Banks is among several dozen Republican congressmen seeking a Department of Justice probe into “widespread reports of (election) irregularities.”
The group authored a letter addressed to Attorney General William Barr. Banks posted it in a tweet on Saturday.
The tweet reads:
“I’ve joined 38 of my colleagues in writing a letter to AG Bill Barr requesting he investigate claims of voter fraud and make sure only all legal votes are counted in this election.
“The American people need to have confidence that the outcome of this election is legitimate!!”
Pres. Donald Trump has repeatedly alleged massive fraud, costing him reelection. He has not provided evidence supporting those claims.
Vote tabulation continued in many states on Saturday, including several where Trump trails Joe Biden by slim amounts.
Republican leaders have offered a mixed response. Some, like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, are publicly defending his claims, while others, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are trying to tow a middle ground.
McConnell crafted a public message about Trump’s allegations that respects the concerns of the president and his ardent supporters but doesn’t back their nebulous charges of election fraud.
On Friday, McConnell refused to say anything else besides his statement.