Chuck Todd Goes Off on Ron Johnson Joining Election Gambit
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By: Josh Feldman (Mediaite)
By Josh FeldmanJan 3rd, 2021, 10:21 am
Chuck Todd grilled Senator Ron Johnson (R- WI) on Meet the Press for the attempt to object to the 2020 election results he has joined in with several other Republican colleagues.
The cases President Donald Trump's team have brought before judges (even Trump-appointed ones) have been rejected, and Joe Biden's win has been affirmed in several of the contested states multiple times.
But Johnson is joining other Senate Republicans planning to reject the election results on January 6th, citing "unprecedented allegations of voter fraud."
After President Trump and other Republicans and Republicans have repeatedly raised questions about the election results, Johnson touted how many Americans have questions about the election results.
Todd shot back, "You made an allegation there was widespread fraud, you have failed to offer specific evidence of that widespread fraud, but you're demanding an investigation on the grounds that there are allegations of widespread fraud. So essentially you're the arsonist here. President Trump is the arsonist here. You've started this fire and now you're saying, 'Whoa! Look at this! Oh my God! All these people believe what we told them!' Because you didn't have the guts to tell the truth that this election was fair!"
Johnson countered this was started when the media "dropped any pretense of being unbiased" and they "completely ignored" the Hunter Biden probe.
"Senator, I've had enough of hearing this," Todd interjected.
"I've had enough of this too," Johnson said.
Todd went off on Johnson for spending a lot of time "carrying a lot of this crazy, conspiratorial water for President Trump," and asked him if this is about him trying to "curry favor" with Trump supporters.
Johnson talked up claims of voter fraud in the election, and Todd jumped in to say, "Stop. You don't get to make these allegations that haven't been proven true."
Johnson defended the hearing he held and said he's just addressing concerns "millions of Americans" have.
Todd then straight-up asked Johnson, "Why didn't you hold hearings about the 9/11 truthers? There's plenty of people who thought 9/11 was an inside job. What you're basically saying is if there's enough people who believe a conspiracy theory… how about the moon landing? Are you going to hold hearings on that?"
After continuing to argue back and forth, Todd ended the segment by saying he credits Johnson for coming on, "because only two of your colleagues had the guts to say yes this weekend about this conspiracy theory."
You can watch above, via NBC.