Liz Cheney and other Republicans ask Trump to provide ‘genuine evidence’ of election fraud

Rep. Liz Cheney and a number of other members of the Republican Party are demanding President Trump to provide “genuine evidence” proving that the 2020 election was fraudulent, as he and his allies have claimed.

Cheney said Friday that Trump and his allies are “obligated” to hand over “genuine evidence” of election fraud nearly three weeks after the Associated Press called the 2020 election for Joe Biden.

Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton reiterated Cheney’s call, saying that it’s past the time for press conferences.

“We’re to the point, though, where this is time not for politicians or for press conferences,” Cotton told Fox News. “That was during the election. This is a time for evidence in court.”

Neither House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wished to provide comment on the development.

Trump’s legal team, headed by Sidney Powell and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has mounted lawsuits in a number of key battleground states. Trump has also refused to concede the election.

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, a close Trump ally, called Powell’s claim that the election was rigged “offensive.”

“We believe in honesty … to insinuate that Republican and Democratic candidates paid to throw off this election, I think, is absolutely outrageous,” Ernst told Fox News Radio on Thursday.

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