Speaking to CNN’s Manu Raju on Tuesday, Johnson said Barr should “show everybody” his evidence because he claimed there are “enough suspicions” and “irregularities.”
“I think there is still enough questions outstanding,” he added.
Ron Johnson said the attorney general should “show everybody” his evidence about no mass fraud because “there’s enough suspicions” and “irregularities” there— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 1, 2020
Asked if he's not satisfied with Barr's conclusion, Johnson added: "I think there is still enough questions outstanding”
Barr told the Associated Press in an interview earlier on Tuesday, “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
“There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud, and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that,” he added.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also weighed in on Barr’s comments, “I have a lot of confidence in him, and if they haven’t found anything yet that tells me that one they’ve looked, they haven’t found anything. And if there’s other things to look at I’m sure they will.”
Asked if Trump should drop his claims of mass fraud, Graham: "I think he should be specific about his claims. I think if dead people are voting, what state and how many."— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 1, 2020
Reminded that Trump’s team has yet to detail mass fraud, Graham added: "Well that's what they need to do."
“I think he should be specific about his claims. I think if dead people are voting, what state and how many,” he added.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he trusts Barr’s assessment.
Trump’s legal team responded to Barr’s comments in a statement, “With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation. We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined.”
“We have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter fraud. As far as we know, not a single one has been interviewed by the DOJ. The Justice Department also hasn’t audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth,” the statement went on.
While Republican senators voiced their support for Barr, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, “I guess he’s the next one to be fired, since he now too says there’s no fraud. Trump seems to fire anyone in that regard.”