“You have failed to offer specific evidence of that widespread fraud. But you’re demanding an investigation on the grounds that there is widespread fraud. So essentially, you’re the arsonist here. President Trump is the arsonist here. You’ve started this fire,” he told Johnson.
“And now you’re saying, ‘Whoa, look at this! Oh my god! All these people believe what we told them,’” Todd continued. “Because you didn’t have the guts to tell the truth that this election was fair.”
The entire interview between Todd and Johnson was contentious, with the “Meet the Press” host challenging Johnson on the “vicious circle” of spreading false allegations and then calling to investigate them. Todd confronted Johnson with his earlier statement that he would back the Electoral College certification. He asked Johnson if he would investigate other outlandish conspiracy theories questioning the moon landing or the 9/11 attacks.
“Senator, I’ve had enough of this,” Todd said at one point.