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McEnany: Krebs' Election Statement Seems Like 'Partisan' Attack

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Kayleigh McEnany (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:18 AM

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's firing of Christopher Krebs, the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election, accusing the cybersecurity expert and Trump appointee of staging a "partisan attempt" against the president by making inaccurate statements about the election. 

"He actually made a few if you look at his Twitter feed," McEnany said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "But, look, if you say this was the most secure election in American history, as the president rightly pointed out, that may be true from the standpoint of foreign interference."

Trump fired Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, after he said the election was the "most secure" election in the nation's history and effectively denied the president's insistence that his campaign was the victim of election fraud. 

"To say it's the most secure election in American history, it seems like a partisan attempt to hit back at the president," McEnany claimed. 

But when asked if she thought Krebs spoke out because of a political agenda, McEnany said she doesn't know what his motivation could have been. 

"I don't know if it was a personal grievance, partisan agenda, what it was, but it definitely seems to be animated by something that seemed to go directly at this president and legitimate claims that he's pursuing in court," said McEnany. 

"Well, maybe the Department of Homeland Security just couldn't find anything," show co-host Steve Doocy responded. 

"Well, look down in Georgia. We have one recount going on right now, just one. There are others that may or may not happen, but there's one going on, and you've found nearly 6,000 ballots not counted," said McEnany. "There are real questions that need to be asked, because we need integrity in our election system."

However, Trump has always said he'll engage in a peaceful transfer of power, McEnany said, adding that it's up to the General Services Administration to reach ascertainment for an election before the transition can continue.

"The former vice president receives an intelligence briefing. He's been getting that for months," said McEnany. 

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's firing of Christopher Krebs, the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election, accusing the cybersecurity expert and Trump appointee of staging a...
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