Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFox News signs book deal with HarperCollins GOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power The Memo: Anti-democratic fears rise as GOP stokes election doubts MORE confronted House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse GOP campaign arm raises .8 million in third quarter The Hill's 12:30 Report - The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations - 90-year-old 'Star Trek' actor describes space visit GOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power MORE (R-La.) on his and other congressional Republicans’ support for a Texas lawsuit that would have thrown out the results of the presidential election in four key battleground states.
“You were talking about disenfranchising the 10 million Biden voters who supported [President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenJill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia Fill the Eastern District of Virginia Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted MORE] in those four states,” Wallace said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the Texas lawsuit that was rejected late Friday.
“Do you feel comfortable throwing out millions of votes of your fellow Americans?” Wallace asked Scalise.
Scalise responded that “nobody wants any votes thrown out.”
“That’s what the lawsuit would have done,” Wallace countered.
Scalise went on to note that the Supreme Court “said Texas didn’t have standing. They didn’t say they were going to address the merits,” speculating the court was unwilling to involve itself in such a politically charged issue.
“You’re not willing to recognize [Biden] as the president-elect, and you’re not willing to stop contesting the election?” Wallace asked, noting that the Electoral College is set to vote Monday.
“Joe Biden has been going through a transition with President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE supporting him,” Scalise responded. “Let’s let this legal process play itself out.”
Wallace also asked Scalise about reports that the president-elect's son Hunter Biden is the subject of a federal tax investigation and how it tied into Joe Biden's assertion that his administration’s Justice Department would operate independently.
"This is something that’s very serious," Scalise said, blasting Twitter for blocking users from tweeting a New York Post article containing allegations against the younger Biden before the election.
“I’m sure whoever [Joe Biden] puts up for attorney general will be heavily scrutinized by the United States Senate,” he added.