A number of House Republicans have signed a letter to President Trump calling on him to direct Attorney General William Barr to create a special counsel to investigate the 2020 presidential election. The letter was signed by House Republicans who feel that Barr’s Justice Department has not done enough to adequately address the matter.
In a report from Fox News:
“The Department of Justice has been asked on multiple occasions to launch an investigation into this matter, but inaction from the department along with 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 said.
The message was signed by 27 Republican members of Congress, including Reps. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and Ted Budd, R-N.C. It follows a nearly identical letter Gooden sent on his own last week. A spokesperson from Gooden’s office said the new letter was the result of “an outpouring of support” from Gooden’s fellow Republicans.
Gooden’s home state of Texas recently went to the Supreme Court with a case against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, alleging that the four battleground states improperly changed their election procedures. The lawsuit calls for special elections to take place in those states in order to appoint presidential electors, or if electors have already been appointed, for state legislatures to appoint new ones.
The letter was sent over a week after AG Barr made comments that the DOJ had yet to find sufficient evidence to support President Trump’s continued claims of widespread voter fraud.