CNN host Jake Tapper lectured Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin for his support of Kari Lake, the Arizona GOP nominee for Arizona governor, reminding him that Lake continues to say the 2020 election was stolen from former president Donald Trump.

On “State of the Union,” Tapper told Youngkin:

“I do think there are a lot of reasonable, pragmatic fact-based Republicans who are disappointed that you’re doing this.”

The governor tried to defend himself:

“In order for us to press forward in the Republican Party we, in fact, need to do that, look forward, not backwards. What I found in Virginia was that we could bring together forever-Trumpers and never-Trumpers and libertarians and Tea Party members and lots of independents and lots of Democrats. I think the Republican Party has to be a party where we’re not shunning people and excluding them because we don’t agree on everything.”

A clearly disgusted Tapper told Youngkin:

“Until recently, I thought standing up for democracy and the rule of law and election integrity was also a Republican value. This isn’t a disagreement over tax policy. This woman doesn’t believe in legitimate elections. She says she wouldn’t have certified the election for Joe Biden which is nothing that you would do and it’s nothing that the current Republican governor did. This isn’t about, ‘oh, we have a disagreement on education.’ This is about democracy.”

Youngkin desperately tried to defend himself:

‘Let me just step back. First of all, this is not about January 6th. January 6th was an abomination. In fact, anybody who committed violence on January 6th and broke the law should be held fully accountable. This is about making sure we understand that there is distrust in the election process. Let’s just be clear, by the way, that distrust was expressed by Democrats in 2000 and 2016. I ran against an election denier.”

But Tapper shot down the governor:

“This was an effort by the president of the United States to undo the election not just rhetoric or a voted here and there. You know this; it was an effort by Donald Trump to hold on to power.”

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