27 GOP reps ask for special counsel to investigate election irregularities

Greg Nash

Twenty-seven GOP representatives are urging President Trump to direct Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate election irregularities.

The lawmakers, led by Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), said in a letter to the president that Americans “deserve a definite resolution” into uncertainty around the election, according to the letter obtained by Politico. They added that “legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”

Gooden originally sent the letter to Trump with his signature alone on Thursday, shortly after Barr told The Associated Press that the Department of Justice has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”

The comment drew the ire of the president, who has repeatedly argued that the election was stolen from him due to widespread fraud without presenting evidence.

“Inaction from the Department [of Justice] along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged,” the lawmakers wrote.

“The appointment of a Special Counsel would establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs,” they said.

The president’s reelection campaign and his allies have mounted multiple legal challenges in several swing states attempting to challenge or overturn the results of the election, most of which have been unsuccessful.

The latest defeat came Tuesday, when the Supreme Court declined to hear a case from Pennsylvania Republicans seeking to nullify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

Tags 2020 election Donald Trump Joe Biden Lance Gooden William Barr

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