Bobby Piton, who is running for Senate in Illinois, wasnâ€™t happy to hear Crenshaw say that. HeÂ interrupted the congressman, sayingÂ â€œYouâ€™re wrongâ€ and claiming he hadÂ â€œplenty of proofâ€ the election was fraudulent.Â Some Republicans have baselessly claimed that Joe Biden was declared the winner in five states that Donald Trump actually won.Â
â€œFive different states?â€ Crenshaw said in response to Piton. â€œHundreds of thousands of votes? Youâ€™re kidding yourself.â€
Crenshaw then referenced an earlier conversation in which Piton had claimed he was involved in the election investigation in Maricopa County, Arizona, which has been criticized by both the stateâ€™sÂ Democratic secretary of stateÂ andÂ the Republican chairman of the county board of supervisors.
Piton said he remained convinced that â€œitâ€™s gonna turn out, and itâ€™s gonna flip.â€
Crenshaw wasnâ€™t having it.
â€œIt wonâ€™t, it wonâ€™t. And you need all five states to make it work,â€ he replied. â€œIâ€™m not going to argue with you on this.â€
Piton posted a video of the exchange on YouTube.
Piton also tweeted that Crenshaw was a â€œcorrupt politicianâ€ who â€œseems to be crossing over to traitor status.â€ He said that calling the former Navy SEAL a â€œRINOâ€ â€” a term meaning â€œRepublican in name onlyâ€ â€” was â€œtoo polite.â€
So far, Crenshaw hasnâ€™t responded on Twitter.Â
But others have weighed in.Â
However, some thought Crenshaw was due for some karmic payback after going out of his way to support other GOP talking points.
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