Pennsylvania’s attorney general and lieutenant colonel blew up President Donald Trump’s GOP election hearing on Wednesday, saying it was “sad and tragic” and “free from reality.”
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote in a tweet: “The President’s speeches today were not real. The election is over. Pennsylvania has released verified results and has declared Joe Biden the winner of our Commonwealth.”
Shapiro added, “Lying on a cell phone makes no difference to a false hearing.”
Newsweek contacted Shapiro to comment, but did not receive a proper response to the publication.
Governor John Fetterman echoed Shapiro’s remarks while appearing on SiriusXM A Dean Obeidallah show.
“It’s an Amway conference in a festive ballroom, that’s all. They’re going to sell the same products that no one really thinks is legitimate,” Fetterman said. “And that’s the problem here, all along. I’ve only posted this on social media, the Pennsylvania GOP says there are voter frauds in Pennsylvania, but not our contests, you know, there was no fraud in our contests that elected us. “
He continued, “There’s nothing they don’t say tragically, and that’s why I think it’s like an Amway conference in the hotel’s ballroom.”
While talking to him Newsweek, Fetterman made similar remarks and said, “it was just such a weird scene.”
“It was a weird mix of snake treatment and Amway in the hotel’s ballroom,” Fetterman said. Newsweek. “It wasn’t a Senate hearing, there was nothing official about it. It was just some weird resurgence that focused on lies about the Pennsylvania election.”
Shapiro and Fetterman’s criticism follows shortly after Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appeared at a public hearing in Gettysburg to discuss seemingly unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud in the state, despite election officials confirming President Joe Biden’s victory.
While Trump did not attend the meeting in person, he called to claim he won the election in Pennsylvania.
“We need to reverse the election,” Trump said at the call, which was made at an interrogation during the trial. “These elections have been cheated and we can’t let that happen. We can’t let that happen to our country. And these elections need to be reversed because we have won a lot in Pennsylvania and we have won a lot in all these swing states.”
Despite Trump’s allegations, state and local election officials have stated that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election of the state, and there have been several lawsuits that have prevented the state from verifying the election results.
On Saturday, Matthew Brann, a judge in the U.S. Central District Court for Pennsylvania, wrote in a ruling that “In the United States, this cannot justify depriving a single voter, let alone the sixth most voters, of a populated state.
“Finally, the plaintiffs failed to meet their burden by articulating the claim for an exemption,” Brann added in the decision.
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