WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers gave his testimony before the January 6 select committee on Tuesday.
- The Arizona Republican said Rudy Giuliani admitted he had no evidence of election fraud.
- Bowers talked about how Trump’s team was not able to present proof to back up their claims.
Arizona House Speaker Russell “Rusty” Bowers testified on Tuesday before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol attack. Speaking under oath, Bowers said that former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani admitted he had no evidence of election fraud despite repeatedly claiming he did.
The Arizona Republican detailed his interactions with Giuliani and Trump’s legal team as “a tragic parody.” He even compared the team to the 1971 comedy “The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”
“My recollection, he said, ‘We’ve got lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence,'” Bowers said.
“And I don’t know if that was a gaffe, or maybe he didn’t think through what he said, but both myself and others in my group — the three in my group and my counsel, both remembered that specifically — and afterwards, kind of laughed about it,” Bowers added.
Giuliani alleged thousands of people, who were already dead, voted in Arizona. Bowers said Giuliani nor former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis ever gave him any names.
Bowers added that while on a trip to Arizona, Ellis told him she didn’t bring any evidence with her.
The AZ speaker added that he never told anyone he thought the election was stolen, contrary to what Trump was claiming.
Bowers also rejected a bill pushed by Trump allies that would have allowed the legislature to overturn elections. Trump and his team of lawyers working on his behalf lost more than 40 lawsuits filed to challenge the election results.
Source: Yahoo! News