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On the same day that U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, nine Texas Republicans signed a letter threatening Barr in Congress “due to shocking lack of action,” in response to unsubstantiated allegations according to fraud.
“We appreciate a constitutional attorney general who understands the rule of law and is able to communicate these ideals skillfully and vigorously. However, what the American people need at this moment is a bold and courageous act,” they wrote.
American Republican MP Michael Cloud was the main signature the letter, which was posted on Twitter late Tuesday afternoon. There were eight other texas among the dozens of Republicans who signed: Jodey Arrington, Lubbock U.S. MP, Brian Babin, Woodville, Mike Conaway, Midland, Dan Crenshaw, Houston, Bill Flores, Bryan, Louie Gohmert, Tyler, Lance Gooden, Terrell and Randy Weber from Friendswood.
Hours later, the letter was issued after Barr publicly stated that there was no indication that the election would fail, saying the Department of Justice had followed up on specific complaints.
“To date, we have not seen any level of fraud that could have achieved a different result in the election,” Barr told the Associated Press.
Some of the Texans who signed the letter are among Republicans in the state who continue to question the election results, even as the states justify their findings with President Donald Trump’s campaign and go to court. Also on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, of R-Texas, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump’s challenge against the results in the Pennsylvania swing state, which President-elect Joe Biden won by more than 80,000 votes.
“I believe that the U.S. Supreme Court has a responsibility to the American people to follow the law and the Constitution. Hearing this matter – now, on an urgently expedited basis – would be an important step in restoring trust. The integrity of our democratic system,” he said. Cruz.
In a letter signed by Cloud and the rest of the House, the Department of Justice was asked to issue polls and research orders to review voting materials and election tools. Trump has spent much of his time since the election spreading misinformation about the administration of the 2020 election in several states and forcing local Republican officials to overthrow Biden’s victories in their states.
Local election officials, including many Republicans, have thwarted these efforts. Nationwide, Republicans are becoming more and more public and undermining confidence in the election because of their frustration with the president.
The judges also ruled firmly against the campaign. In dozens of judgments, the language judges deployed against the Trump campaign were shockingly sharp, according to legal experts.
The House of Representatives Republican letter further urged “bold and courageous action” by the “Department of Justice,” adding, “If any of this investigative activity is currently taking place at any level of the Department of Justice, it was not known to the American people.”
Before the election, Barr was one of the cabinet officials closest to the president. At times, Barr infuriated the Democrats for noticing that he was carrying legal water for Trump.