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Why Republicans won’t stop pushing the ‘Big Lie’

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Republican elected officials are still covering for Trump by repeating the lie that the election was stolen from him. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why these Republicans — who know that the election was not in fact stolen — are continuing to go along with this, and what it says about the current affairs of the GOP.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady announces retirement
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/politics/kevin-brady-retirement/index.html

Chris Wallace Confronts GOP Rep: ‘Is It a Lie the Election Was Stolen?’
https://www.thedailybeast.com/chris-wallace-confronts-gop-rep-jim-banks-asks-him-is-it-a-lie-the-election-was-stolen

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Why are mainstream news outlets giving a platform to Republicans who lie about the 2020 election?
https://www.vox.com/2021/2/22/22295243/steve-scalise-abc-this-week-jon-karl-2020-election-lies-trump

William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/01/politics/william-barr-election-2020/index.html

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk/desk-hgnfasttbf/

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I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

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Writer: Chris Cillizza
Producer: Paul Dwyer
The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil
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