Republican Arkansas Senator John Boozman, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has been caught on hidden camera comparing concerns about the legitimacy of the 2020 election to the Democrat’s Russiagate hysteria.
Sen. Boozman has said that he does not believe Trump should run in 2024, previously saying “I don’t see it happening.”
In the hidden camera footage obtained by the Gateway Pundit, Boozman Says the 2020 election was okay, because Republicans investigated it.
“What are your thoughts on the legitimacy of the 2020 election? Like, is that something that we should continue to talk about or do you think that’s something that…” the woman asks.
Sen. Boozeman responds that, “as far as the legitimacy, I believe strongly that once the states certify… you know each state, they act independently once they certify, then it’s over. Okay, unless, you know, something blatant comes up. But we had a situation with a Republican justice department, you know, and the attorney general said, ‘It’s okay. We looked at these things,’ but once you certify them and go forward, then at that point it’s over.”
The senator also said Trump should “let it go” and that him wanting former Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to certify certain state was “absolutely nuts.”
“Once the state agrees that hey, this is.. This is the results…we’re going forward, then you have to let it go. This deal about Mike Pence being able to… That was absolutely nuts… that was just…” Boozeman says. “You know, if you’ve got a situation where somehow the Vice President can, they’d never leave office. You know, it’s just, it’s crazy… So I think once they certify, constitutionally, that’s where it ends and that’s Tom Cotton’s opinion.”
The Trump-endorsed senator who is seeking re-election was then asked about election fraud.
“Do you think some of that may have gone on a little bit in the 2020 election?” Boozman is asked.
Boozeman said “I’ve not seen, and again this might change tomorrow, but I’ve not seen anyone come forward, kind of like in, when we had the deal in Florida with Bush, you know the recount there. Nobody ever proved that.. that that wasn’t a good count. Uh, but with this deal, I mean nobody’s shown anything to prove that, you know there’s enough, if there was irregulation, nothing really in this last election would have changed it… in the states.”
The man who hopes to return to senate then compared questions about election integrity from Republicans to the debunked Russian-collusion stories about Trump.
“I, you know, I don’t blame him in the sense that, we hear this out of Trump, this is a guy that during his entire presidency, you had a situation where the Democrats were doing the same thing. You know, they declared him illegitimate… and actually, the thing to watch as you go forward, is this investigation, that um, this guy is doing, a special prosecutor, about what all went on regarding the FBI and all of the Russia Collusion stuff they made up. You know, so, it works both ways,” he said.
Sen. Boozman has previously praised Liz Cheney’s impeachment vote calling it a “vote of conscience” and said that she shouldn’t be punished because she was doing what she thought was “the right thing.” He recently criticized the RNC for censuring Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
The RINO senator has also said there was “no question” President Trump should be blamed for January 6th and indicated he should be charged in a criminal or civil court.
Sen. Boozman was a strong supporter of the Russia investigation.
In 2018, he attacked President Trump for calling it a “Witch Hunt” and said he wanted a “very thorough” investigation. When the special counsel was initially assigned, Boozman called Mueller a “great choice” and was incredibly supportive of the investigation.
In 2019, he indicated support for subpoenaing Donald Trump Jr.
Trump endorsed Boozman, likely at the urging of GOP leadership. Perhaps it is time for him to question the person giving him this advice.
“Senator John Boozman is a great fighter for the people of Arkansas. He is tough on Crime, strong on the Border, a great supporter of our Military and our Vets, and fights for our farmers every day. He supports our Second Amendment and has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump said in his endorsement.
Boozman is being challenged by America First candidate Jake Bequette, who is an Army veteran, Trump supporter and former NFL player.
As an Army veteran, former NFL player, and Arkansas Razorback, I have lived my life with service and conservative values at the forefront.
— Jake Bequette (@JakeBequette91) July 12, 2021
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