1. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Andy Biggs, (R) Arizona:
"When this election was concluded, at least on that November third day and there began to be questions about the integrity of that election, there were a number of us who did call. This body, this House Freedom Caucus called on the Department of Justice to begin looking and investigating and going through the claims that were arising and going forward throughout this country. And as votes were being counted post-election day, those claims continued. And we urged the attorney general to investigate."
"We've had 45 presidents and we've always had a peaceful transfer of power and we will again. But if we don't do this properly, I think of these other countries around the world that are being challenged by China, offering a different form of government. And they're looking at America saying you really want that kind of government. And so, it's our duty as Americans. It's your duty as the attorney general of this country to investigate thoroughly, rapidly so that we can pass on regardless of the results. And you heard everybody here will accept the results, but not until they're shown to be -- the fraud has been taken out of that."
"Well, what's going on right now is the Department of Justice and others are effectively engaging in willful voter suppression by discouraging people from participating. Nearly half of the country feels that their vote may be diluted or stolen because of fraud in an election. That cannot stand and our Department of Justice, if it truly represents justice, must act and they must act publicly and they must act swiftly. It's time Mr. Attorney General, please do your duty."
Attorney General William Barr is coming under criticism from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who are demanding a full review of the presidential election won by Joe Biden.
Several Freedom Caucus members aligned with President Donald Trump stood outside the Capitol on Thursday saying Barr needs to quickly explain what he is doing to investigate the vote. Barr said this week that the Department of Justice has not seen evidence of widespread voter fraud.
Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson says, "It's time, Mr. Attorney General. Please do your duty."
Florida Rep. Ted Yoho says, "We'll accept the results, but not until we're shown the fraud was taken out of that."
Trump has refused to accept results showing that he is the first incumbent since George H.W. Bush in 1992 to lose reelection.
Biden won 306 electoral votes compared to 232 for Trump. The Electoral College split matches Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton four years ago, which he described then as a "landslide."