Steve Scalise: Biden Not President-Elect Yet…

( Republican House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said on Sunday that Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, is not yet the president-elect. It’s something that most Republicans already know, but it’s an important show of support from the Republican Congressman for President Donald Trump’s fight for election integrity.

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Scalise said it was important to “let the legal process play out.”

“But if you want to restore trust by millions of people who are still very frustrated and angry about what happened, that’s why you’ve got to have this whole system play out,” he said. “There will be a president sworn in on January 20, but let’s let this legal process play itself out.”

The comments come at a time when President Donald Trump continues a legislative and judicial fight to decertify the results of the election in several battleground states, where evidence of widespread evidence is overwhelming and shocking.

Despite the evidence, which includes thousands of sworn affidavits, data analysis, and video footage, the mainstream media has already declared that 78-year-old Joe Biden is the president-elect. Biden also regularly appears in front of imagery declaring himself a representative of the “Office of the President-Elect.”

However, Scalise’s comments came a day before the Electoral College was due to vote and decide who the next president will be.

President Donald Trump’s legal team, however, argues that the only date that matters is January 20, the day of the inauguration and that until then many things could change the result of the election – in particular, legal remedies to solve the issue of election fraud.

After the presidential electors cast their vote on December 14, there will be a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021, where the electoral votes from every state are counted.

It is during this session that members of Congress will be able to file objections to the count, which could trigger special elections in some states or simply remove the electoral college votes entirely.

Until this process plays out, Rep. Scalise is right to say that there is no president-elect.

As lawsuits are ongoing and evidence of election fraud is still coming in, neither candidate is yet the president-elect.