A Republican who isn’t Liz Cheney or Adam Kinzinger standing up to The Big Lie?Yup, South Dakota’s GOP Senator, Mike Rounds, was on ABC's "This Week" over the weekend and called Thing 45’s Big Lie a, well, big lie, and adding that “the election was fair":
"As a part of our due diligence, we looked at over 60 different accusations made in multiple states. While there were some irregularities, there were none of the irregularities which would have risen to the point where they would have changed the vote outcome in a single state. The election was fair, as fair as we've seen. We simply did not win the election, as Republicans, for the presidency."
Rounds added that the GOP should focus on "what it's going to take to win the presidency. If we simply look back and tell our people, ‘Don't vote because there's cheating going on,’ then we're going to put ourselves in a huge disadvantage."
Best of all, Rounds was asked if he would support prosecution of Thing 45 if he’s found to be complicit in the January 6 insurrection, and he said that was the Justice Department's call, but, he also noted, that the "shield of the presidency does not exist for someone who is a former president."
Of course, being a Republican, he also showed his true colors saying he would not rule out supporting Thing 45 if he ran for president in 2024.
Let’s see …. He agrees that Thing 45 pushed a Big Lie about the election, and he believes the election was fair and the outcome true, and believes that Thing 45 may be prosecuted and cannot use Executive Privilege as a defense BUT … he might support the Big Lie pushing traitor in 2024.
Oh Mike, you almost went full Liz Cheney, and then you dropped back into the GOP party over country stance.
For his part, of course, Thing 45 released a statement slamming Rounds for going "woke" saying:
"Is he crazy or just stupid?"
Um, that would be a question for you , asshat.