Sarah Palin says 'there were shenanigans' as she clashes with Piers Morgan over US voter fraud allegations
Sarah Palin appeared on today’s Good Morning Britain where she defended former President Trump as his impeachment trial begins in the Senate.
Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid live from her home in Alaska, the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate said: "The President told those attended the rally to go protest peacefully and patriotically and legally, so these idiots who did storm the Capitol, and now they are blaming the President for their own action, that is a symptom of a societal problem where people cannot take responsibility for their stupid and criminal acts… The media has made it sound like President Trump instigated criminal activity, which is bull."
She refused to accept that the former President’s claims that the election was "stolen" from him was a lie, instead saying "there were shenanigans" during the voting period and adding, “I want to see that our elections and every polling place is run cleanly.”
Asked if she accepts that Joe Biden won the election fairly, she said: "Well, evidently he did because he is sworn in as our President but no one will convince me nor anyone else with common sense and a sense of justice… that there were no shenanigans going on… how many polling areas had to produce their voter rolls and they showed that there were more votes than there were voters in certain districts? Is that not a problem right there? What about all the dead people who voted?"
Pressed on her comments, she said: "I do not know if the degree of the fraud, the shenanigans, had it been changed, would have resulted in a different outcome… there was not more of a follow up about who all these people were who voted."
Asked what she thought of the rioters and Trump’s comments that they were "special people", she said they were "idiots and criminals and making everybody else look really bad at that rally… I’m not defending criminals, I am not defending these bad guys, I have already said that the President used horrible words."