UPDATED 1:30 PM PT – Tuesday, November 10, 2020
GOP Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) is backing Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to probe alleged election fraud.
On Tuesday, Sen. Kennedy spoke on Capitol Hill and stated Barr’s memo authorizing federal prosecutors to investigate alleged voting irregularities was “perfectly appropriate.”
Looks like we're going into overtime. It doesn't weaken democracy to insist elections be free and fair.
The courts should hear President Trump’s allegations of election irregularities, and the same goes for allegations from anyone else. All legal votes must be counted.
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) November 6, 2020
He added that tens of millions of Americans remain skeptical about the vote-counting process. The Louisiana senator also appeared to support having the courts weigh-in on alleged irregularities.
“Tens of millions of Americans believe, whether you agree with them or not, that we need to send Big Bird to some of these states to teach them how to count,” the Republican noted. “For the integrity of the electoral process and the system that we have chosen to effectuate our democracy, we have got to allow our courts to hear these allegations of voting irregularities.”
The media is not a court of law.
For the integrity of America’s democracy, all legal votes should be counted, and the courts must resolve all allegations of voting irregularities.
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) November 8, 2020
This came as the Trump campaign has launched several legal challenges to election results in key swing states.