Updated: Feb 18, 2022
"Five different states? Hundreds of thousands of votes? You're kidding yourself."
Establishment Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said tonight at a GOP fundraiser in Illinois that Republicans shouldn’t “kid” themselves into believing that President Trump won the 2020 election, and there was “absolutely not” enough voter fraud for Biden to have won illegitimately.
At the fundraiser in Cook County, described as the “home of election fraud,” Crenshaw took a Q&A question from Col. Larry Kaifesh, who asked him if he believed in election integrity efforts, and whether he believed that the November election was “rigged.”
Unsurprisingly, Crenshaw, who was blasted as a coward by primary opponent Mike Billand for refusing to contest the election, denied that there was enough voter fraud for Biden and the Democrats to have stolen it.
“There’s certain states with problems, but don’t kid yourself into believing that’s why we lost, it’s not. It’s not!” Crenshaw told the crowd.
However, within the crowd was Bobby Piton, the mathematician who testified at the election integrity hearing in Arizona in November last year.
Piton, who attended the hearings with Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, said that he would “never ever” have certified the election results, and if he was acting in an official capacity such as the executive of a publicly traded company, he would rather have resigned than done so.
Piton challenged Crenshaw, and told him he was wrong about the extent of voter fraud in the election, starting a back and forth between the two men, with Piton, who is now running for Senate in Illinois, said that he has “plenty of proof” of the fraud, and that Arizona would soon flip back to President Trump.
“It won’t, and you’ve got to flip all five states to make it happen,” Crenshaw argued. “It’s just something you’ve got to accept. Is there a lot of voter fraud? Yeah there probably is. Enough that Trump won? Absolutely not. Absolutely not,” he concluded, saying that anyone questioning the fraud was “kidding” themselves.
“It is disgusting to hear denials from a sitting do-nothing and intellectually dishonest Congressman in our House of Representatives, Crenshaw, who has done nothing but shill for the democrats and refuse to even see or hear the evidence of fraud,” said Piton in a statement posted on Facebook.
“Crenshaw is so sanctimonious and cocky and represents one of many intellectually dishonest Congressmen in our party who don’t care about freedom and truth,” he added. Liberty loving patriots in Texas needs to jump in and primary Crenshaw!”
The statement further noted that before this exchange had occurred, Crenshaw was questioned about the current state of the southern border and if he “felt anything was going to happen to help solve the big border crisis,” to which he allegedly “threw the Freedom Caucus under the bus and said it was THEIR fault we have nothing done on immigration.”
The caucus, currently chaired by Representative Andy Biggs, is the most pro-America First caucus currently in Congress, often focusing on illegal immigration.
Crenshaw has been well-known for previous statements that show he has little to no respect for conservatives ideas, including: standing by Liz Cheney when she called for Trump’s impeachment, cozying up to gun-grabber group Moms Demand Action and claiming critics of red flag laws are “emotional and uninformed”; suggesting Jesus Christ was a fictional character; and siding with Democrats to demand the removal of Confederate statues.