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The Iowa Standard was able to join Sen. Chuck Grassley for his weekly “Capitol Hill Report.” We are publishing his answers individually:

He was asked about the election audit in Maricopa County (Arizona) and what could be done regarding the election if something actually comes up:

“You’d have to worry about what turns up before I can answer that question. Beyond it, you know, I’m not in the middle of Arizona and their senate investigating this election. They made a decision to do it. I’m not even sure that I can tell you exactly what their motivations are or what they’re trying to find out because that isn’t important to me. What’s important is a state legislature wants to do an investigation to see if an election went accordingly and why all this fighting, all these excuses, going to court and finding all sorts of faults wrong with it?

“It just leads me to this suspicion — does somebody have something to cover up? I don’t know if somebody does have something to cover up, but the way that you get accountability is transparency. Why don’t they want to be transparent? It’s just kind of that simple for me. I’m standing off 3,000 miles away. I’m not getting in the middle of politics. I just want to know what’s up. I mean, it’s kind of suspicious.”

Author: Jacob Hall