As President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign continues to pursue challenges to the results of the recent race, attorney Sidney Powell insists that she has the proof needed to back up her bombshell allegations about voter fraud.
Her most recent remarks on the matter have attracted new criticism based on the allegations that even some Republicans in Congress could have been involved in a global, communist-linked plan to hack voting software, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
“Paid to have the system rigged”
She asserted that it is unknown “how many Republican or Democratic candidates in any state across the country paid to have the system rigged to work for them.”
The bold allegation drew swift backlash from a few prominent Republicans — including Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), who said she was offended by Powell’s insinuation that she might have cheated her way to a victory.
Calling the remark “outrageous,” Ernst dismissed such rhetoric and said it serves only to further confuse American voters.
Several GOP insiders who worked in some capacity during the 2020 election are also angered over Powell’s comments.
“It’s patently absurd, on its face, and it’s dangerous to undermine confidence in our electoral system,” said one source quoted by the Examiner.
“Significant for the country and the party”
The same individual pointed to the fact that so many down-ballot Republicans won their respective races as proof there was no widespread fraud taking place.
Another party insider took aim at the president for unnecessarily stoking fears about election fraud and the validity of mail-in voting options.
In addition to costing Trump the election, the individual claimed that the “long-term consequences” of alleging widespread fraud “could be significant for the country and the party.”
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson took a swipe at Powell earlier this week for reportedly failing to provide evidence of the claims she had made about the recent election. As he told his audience on Thursday evening: “She never sent us any evidence, despite a lot of polite requests. When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her.”
In her response to the Fox News segment, Powell told Carlson and her other critics: “Evidence continues to pour in, but a 5 minute television hit is not my focus now. Collecting evidence and preparing the case are my top priorities.”