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Lou Dobbs presses Stephen Miller to take up Cruz offer on Trump

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Fox Business host Lou Dobbs pressed White House adviser Stephen Miller on Monday, saying the administration should take up an offer from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as President Trump seeks to change the outcome of the election. 

The exchange came after Dobbs asked Miller about an offer from Cruz to present before the Supreme Court the merits of a case by Trump’s attorneys to overturn election results in Pennsylvania, should the high court decide to hear it.

After a heated exchange over whether the GOP should be doing more, Dobbs directly asked why the White House hasn’t taken Cruz up on his offer.

“The reality is that this president right now, and let’s be straightforward about it. He’s fighting all alone and Ted Cruz is has stepped up to say he’ll argue before the Supreme Court,” Dobbs said. “Why on God’s green Earth wouldn’t the White House jump on it?”

Miller said the state legislatures should step up to overturn the results of the election.

“No, no, Stephen. I’m not going to let you do this,” Dobbs interrupted. “You and I, we’re reasonably smart and decent fellows. Why don’t you answer me? That’s all I’m asking here, Stephen.”

“Why don’t you guys jump and salute Ted Cruz and say, ‘Yes, we want you on the team’ now?” Dobbs asked. “My God, this is not a time for internecine nonsense on the part of the Republican Party, which is watching its blood drain into the streets because they’re gutless!”

Miller said that the two men were in agreement on the issue and said it is time for “everyone involved in this process” to “stand for the principle of one citizen, one vote.”

When Dobbs pressed again on why the White House wouldn’t accept Cruz’s offer, Miller said he wasn’t in a position to answer the question.

Dobbs hailed Miller as  “one of the great americans,” adding “no one has worked harder for this president than you.” 

The president’s attorneys are hoping for the high court, to which the Senate has confirmed three justices nominated by Trump, will hear a case previously rejected by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court seeking to null the state’s certification of votes.

The president has launched a number of legal efforts in key battleground states seeking to overturn his election defeat to President-elect Joe Biden, which has largely been unsuccessful.

This story was updated at 3:51 p.m.

Tags Donald Trump Fox Business Joe Biden Lou Dobbs Stephen Miller Ted Cruz

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