In an interrogation with CBC’s “Squawk Box,” erstwhile Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to accidental that the 2020 predetermination wasn’t stolen, appearing to backmost erstwhile President Donald Trump’s falsehoods.
Asked whether helium believes claims that the predetermination was stolen are lies, Mnuchin said, “Let maine conscionable accidental I was precise progressive successful the run successful 2016 and I traveled with the president crossed the state and was intimately progressive successful everything.”
“In 2020, I wasn’t capable to enactment successful the run and I was focused connected a monolithic magnitude of enactment successful Covid truthful I’m truly conscionable watching this from the outside,” helium added.
Asked again if “it’s a prevarication to accidental that the predetermination was stolen,” Mnuchin dodged the question.
“What I’m focused connected are our investments, our business, our authorities going forward. I deliberation the president’s policies were bonzer successful Covid, whether it’s the vaccines oregon different issues. All the enactment we did nether Covid, the bipartisan enactment we had to get the system recovered.”
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) July 14, 2021
Mnuchin’s interrogation came 1 time aft President Joe Biden excoriated Trump’s “big lie” successful his voting rights address.
“It’s clear, for those who situation the results oregon question the integrity of the election, nary different predetermination has ever been held nether specified scrutiny oregon specified precocious standards. ‘The large lie’ is conscionable that, a large lie,” Biden said astatine the National Constitution Center successful Philadelphia.
“In America, if you lose, you judge the results,” Biden continued. “You travel the Constitution, you effort again. You don’t telephone facts ‘fake’ and past effort to bring down the American experimentation conscionable due to the fact that you’re unhappy. That’s not statesmanship, that’s selfishness.”