GOP Senator Defends Evidence-Free Trump Lawsuits to Toss Ballots: There Is ‘Way More Evidence Than Robert Mueller Had’

GOP Senator Defends Evidence-Free Trump Lawsuits to Toss Ballots: There Is ‘Way More Evidence Than Robert Mueller Had’

Sen. Kevin Kramer (R-ND) defended the Trump campaign’s attempts to overturn the results of the presidential election, saying it is a process that should be allowed to run its course despite the fact that Trump’s lawyers have not presented evidence of their claims in court and judges have been throwing out their cases daily.

Speaking to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Kramer said he didn’t know  “why we’re so offended by a president carrying out his legal options in court.” He added that it’s somehow not a problem because he’s “not encouraging any riots, or burnings of buildings or the beating up of Democrats.”

“I don’t see this as an attack on our democracy,” Kramer insisted.

“We spent four years listening to news shows and liberals trying to discredit the Trump administration to the point of spying on him during the last administration, $40 million spent on an independent counsel that started with no evidence and ended proving that there was no evidence,” he said, while Todd declined to jump in and correct him.

Kramer later claimed that when it comes to the Trump campaign’s assertions, there is “way more evidence than [Special Counsel] Robert Mueller had.” That, of course, is false, which Todd did point out.

“If they have the evidence, they should present it,” Todd said, “and they’ve yet to present it in a courtroom because you can’t lie to a judge.”

Watch the video above, via NBC News.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.