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Rep. Nunes: Republicans Looking for Common Ground on Challenge

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 January 2021 01:03 PM

Congressional Republicans are meeting in an attempt to try to find some common ground on Wednesday's move to challenge the Electoral College's votes on Joe Biden after several Republican senators said they would not back the effort, Rep. Devin Nunes said Tuesday. 

"When I leave here I will walk to the Capitol," the California Republican said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "All the Republicans are getting together in the House to get on the same page. We'll have a two-to-three-hour meeting. I don't know if it is possible, because Republicans are independent thinking and people are on all sides of this issue."

But, he added, it "makes a lot of sense" to ask questions about the election. 

He also denied that there should be an issue concerning the call between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who "couldn't answer the president as he was asking where those ballots came from." 

"We should all want to have free and fair elections and believe that our institutions will survive so people respect the outcomes," said Nunes. 

Meanwhile, Georgia's runoff elections taking place on Tuesday mark a big day, as Republicans are counting on people to get out and vote incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler into office. 

"The ramifications of a loss are multiple," he said. "They'll use this against Donald Trump and say there was no voter fraud. Secondly, the balance of power in the Senate, everything I worked on the last four years to expose malfeasance and corruption. We won't have a Sen. Ron Johnson or (Chuck) Grassley able to subpoena people. And think how bad this will be how they could cover this up if they get rid of the (John) Durham investigations. It would be a travesty."

Nunes also talked about being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work pursuing the Russia investigation. He refused to take all credit for the work, saying that GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee worked as a team "to expose the biggest political scandal in American history. We haven't seen that justice has been served yet."

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