Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) refused to testify before legislative oversight committees Tuesday investigating allegations of fraud during the 2020 general election.
100 Percent Fed Up reports- State Rep. Matt Hall (R), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had invited Benson to appear, but she told the committee in a letter that she will not participate.
“I am aware of the hearings the Committee has conducted, and am concerned [t]hat contrary to your desire to ‘get to the bottom’ of election questions, they are instead amplifying already debunked conspiracy theories and previously disproven claims of people who lack basic knowledge of election administration, and in doing so undermining the integrity of the election and wounding our democracy,” she said.
Benson claimed a recent hearing, which featured President Donald Trump’s attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was “mocked on national comedy shows” and therefore, was “a clear waste of taxpayer dollars.”
A few days ago State Representative Matt Hall invited me to testify before the State House Legislative committee he chairs.
This is my response. pic.twitter.com/D1pQoP9fyk
— Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) December 16, 2020
Benson called the 2020 election “settled” and said she would “look forward to having a conversation with any willing lawmakers about reforms and improvements we can make going forward for future elections.”
The Secretary of State said, for example, that clerks should have more time to process absentee ballots, and would like to see military members be able to “securely return their ballots electronically.”
“Thank you again for the invitation to meet with the Committee,” Benson concluded, “but at this time, given the concerns expressed above, I cannot in good conscience accept.”
“Secretary of State Benson said she would be willing to testify before the people’s representatives when it made a good talking point for her and got her good press. But when the rubber met the road and it came time to answer questions about her work, she refused to take questions,” Hall said in a statement.
Today was a great day for democracy.
Honored to join the meeting of electors in the Senate chamber of the Michigan Capitol Building as they voted unanimously to finalize Michigan’s election results and cast Michigan’s 16 electoral votes for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarrispic.twitter.com/dk09NjXctX
— Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) December 14, 2020
Source: The Gateway Pundit