Reince Priebus Backs Trump Claim on People Voting Illegally


In an interview with Face the Nation host John Dickerson, incoming Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus stood firmly behind President-Elect Trump’s assertion that “millions” of people had voted illegally in the recent November election, saying yes, “It’s possible.”

Dickerson pressed Priebus on a number of important topics, but held nothing back when he asked him about how to deal with Trump’s concerns of illegal voting in California “when you know that that’s not true.”

Reince held strong with his rebuttal to this pointed questioning from the Face the Nation host.

“I don’t know if that’s not true, John,” Priebus said, saying that “an article the other day had a percentage of people voting who should not be voting.”

Dickerson then pressed on, asking the incoming Chief of Staff, “if when you are president, you can you just offer a theory that has no evidence behind it? Or does he have to tighten up his standards of proof?”

Reince fired back that he feels President-Elect Trump has “done a great job” and that he is “someone who has pushed the envelope and caused people to think in this country,” he said. “He’s not taking conventional thought — on every single issue and has caused people to look at things that maybe they have taken for granted.”

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