Tennessee lawmaker challenges state senators to provide proof of election tampering

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Nashville representative wants Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) to step down.

This comes after the two announced they will oppose the electoral college results, claiming the election was tainted.

State Representative Mike Stewart (D-Nashville) sent the U.S Senators letters asking them for evidence of voter fraud during the election.

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He even called out Senator-elect Bill Hagerty and said as a lawyer he should know better.

“I don’t think any of these senators who are supporting this outrageous effort to overturn the election are suited for his or her office,” said Representative Stewart.

Representative Stewart is disappointed with the Republican’s decision to oppose the electoral college results.

On Saturday, Blackburn and Hagerty released a statement that said they will stand against the “tainted” electoral results.

Both senators claim their constituents contacted them, concerned that laws were violated during the election.

Their statement reads: “Tennesseans elected us as their United States Senators to represent their views and values in Washington and to always fight for them, which is why we have concluded without any reservation that we will stand against tainted electoral results from the recent Presidential election. We know that our elections, built around the Electoral College which is a fundamental element, are the envy of the world. Protecting their integrity and ensuring the results are free and fair are critical to maintaining the trust of our own citizens. Since November 3, hardworking men and women from across Tennessee have contacted us to justifiably express anger and concern that some states conducted the recent election in a manner that did not respect the rule of law and may have violated many of their state constitutions as well as Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Many are concerned about the sanctity of the one person one vote guarantee. Our founders understood that it is ultimately the people’s job to preserve the sanctity of these most fundamental American systems, and so they charged the people’s representatives in Congress with a specific role in the process. We plan to exercise that role fully in the new Congress.” — Senator-elect Bill Hagerty and Senator Marsha Blackburn

“Politics involve a lot of conflict but this is unlike anything we’ve seen in recent U.S. history, we haven’t had senators of either party say that an election participated in by over a hundred million Americans should be set aside,” said Stewart.

Frustrated, State Representative Stewart sent both Senators a letter to ask for examples of rule violations during the electoral process.

FOX13 asked both Senators the same question several times but we never heard back.

Stewart said this is embarrassing especially since Senator-elect Bill Hagerty has a law background.

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“He’s a lawyer, he was educated at Vanderbilt, it is a complete embarrassment what he is doing,” said Stewart. “I don’t know a single lawyer who is ashamed to see him pulling this ridiculous political stunt.”

Stewart hopes the senators will change their minds but is skeptical. What he would like is for the senators to step down.

“They presented no evidence whatsoever and can’t even identify a single actual problem with this election and yet we are now suggesting that they are actually going to challenge the results of an election that involved millions of Americans,” said Stewart.

Representative Stewart argues he disagrees with republicans often but never questions them when they win elections.