Over a month since Election Day and Americans are still haven’t gotten definitive answers as to what exactly took place during the presidential election. Over two dozen House Republicans have signed a letter to President Trump asking that he demand Attorney General William Barr appoint a special counsel investigate the alleged “irregularities” surrounding the election.
This is the second letter written by Texas Rep. Lance Gooden to President Trump pushing for a special probe into the election. Now, 26 of his colleagues are joining the representative and formally asking the Administration to intervene saying Americans have a right to a “definitive resolution.”
Reports from The Daily Wire:
“Following widespread support from my House Republican colleagues, I am again requesting that you direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate irregularities in the 2020 election,” Rep. Lance Gooden (TX) said in the letter. “The American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election, but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”
“The Department of Justice has been asked on multiple occasions to launch an investigation into this matter, but inaction from the Department along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged,” the letter continued. “The appointment of a Special Counsel would establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs. We urge you to take swift and decisive action and direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to restore the American people’s faith in our elections.”
Barr had authorized U.S. attorneys immediately following the election to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities from the 2020 election before the results were certified. Barr was careful to note that “specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries.” A statement from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) claimed that numerous top government agencies and private sector entities believed that last month’s elections were “the most secure in American history.”
AG Barr announced last week that the Justice Department has yet to find evidence of widespread fraud that would impact the results of the 2020 presidential election.