Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters (R) appeared on Fox News on Wednesday afternoon where host Harris Faulkner pressed him on his views about the 2020 election. Not that Masters has repeatedly stated that Donald Trump should still be in the White House, mind you — a claim that demands explication — but that Masters had seemingly backed off the position, removing a statement to that effect from his campaign website.
“Sixty percent of the country will see somebody on a ballot somewhere who believes that the 2020 election was not fair and that Joe Biden actually — this is according to the Poynter Institute for Media Studies — and that Joe Biden is not the legitimate winner of the 2020 election,” Faulkner said. “Seventy percent of people polled are saying that.” So why had Masters removed his statement that, with “a free and fair election,” Trump would still be president?
We’ll come back to the framing by Faulkner there in a second. Let’s first consider…
This article was written by Philip Bump and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com