Earlier today, we reported that The Washington Post had obtained audio of a call between President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and released and reported on excerpts at first.
The full audio has been released now and a transcript as well where during the call, Trump and Georgia’s secretary of state can be heard arguing over the president’s various theories about election fraud in Georgia.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted out the story earlier from The Washington Post and taunted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) asking if he wants to “investigate election fraud,” he should start with presumably the phone call from the article.
Cruz has formed a coalition of eleven Senators, who along with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), plan to object on Jan. 6 to the certification of electors.
Quote tweeting Schumer, Cruz shot back, “Ok, so you’ll object to GA? Deal. Let an impartial Election Commission decide what voter fraud occurred.”
Ok, so you’ll object to GA?— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 3, 2021
Let an impartial Election Commission decide what voter fraud occurred. https://t.co/Ub1JmH8eyf
Democrats have seized on the leaked audio as predicted, with Sen. Dick Durbin (IL), the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat after Schumer, called for the president to face new criminal investigations.
In a two-part tweet, Durbin claimed, “This disgraceful effort to intimidate an elected official into deliberately changing & misrepresenting the legally confirmed vote totals in his state strikes at the heart of our democracy and merits nothing less than a criminal investigation.”
“The President is unhinged and dangerous. Those who encourage and support his conduct, including my Senate colleagues, are putting the orderly and peaceful transition of power in our nation at risk,” Durbin added.
The President is unhinged and dangerous. Those who encourage and support his conduct, including my Senate colleagues, are putting the orderly and peaceful transition of power in our nation at risk.— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) January 3, 2021
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