Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants Senate Republicans to cancel their plans to convene a “ridiculous charade” of Senate hearing that is centered on election irregularities of the 2020 presidential election, saying the committee will “indulge [in] such quackery and conspiracy theories.”
Here in the Senate, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee announced yesterday that next week he’ll convene a hearing on election irregularities. When is this nonsense detrimental to our democracy, going to end when it’s already deeply irresponsible for my Republican colleagues, many of them to stay silent about President Trump’s deliberate attempts to poison Americans faith in our elections. It’s deeply irresponsible that there hasn’t been a full throated defense of the validity of our elections by Republican senators and the Republican leader who still refuse to call Joe Biden President Elect, but to go one step further and use the senate committee as a platform to spread misinformation about our own elections. It’s beyond the pale.
So in conclusion, Chairman Johnson should call off this ridiculous charade of a Senate hearing immediately. And if he won’t Leader McConnell should intervene to ensure that the committee does not indulge such quackery and conspiracy theories, and he should acknowledge the results of the election and make clear it’s time to move on, just as he was happy to do so when the shoe was on the other foot.