by Penka Arsova
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) got into a heated argument with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday while discussing claims of election fraud.
The story: During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Stephanopoulos pressed the Kentucky Senator to acknowledge that the presidential election was not stolen and that President Joe Biden won the presidency fairly. Paul argued that the courts, who dismissed most of the allegations of election fraud and irregularities, based their rulings on the legal status of claims and not the validity of the arguments.
The ABC anchor interrupted the lawmaker and, again, tried to get Paul to say that the election was ultimately fair, but the Senator did not and instead said that he and most of his Republican colleagues want to ensure integrity in future elections. Eventually, Stephanopoulos said Republicans acted this way because President Trump lied to them, which prompted Paul to push back harder.