Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary of State, spoke publicly on his controversial phone call with Donald Trump. In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos asked, “Did you consider it a lawful request when the president asked you to find the votes?” The Republican replied:
“I’m not a lawyer. All I know is that we’re gonna follow the law, follow the process. Truth matters, and we’ve been fighting these rumors for the last two months… We have to follow the process, follow the law. Everything we’ve done for the last 12 months follows the constitution of the state of Georgia, follows the United States Constitution, follows state law.”
CNN and other outlets are reporting the White House made 18 attempts to contact Raffensperger before he agreed to talk to Trump on Saturday. Raffensperger himself said “I never believed it was appropriate to speak to the president,” but in the end, he said staff pushed them to take the call:
“I took the call and we had a conversation. He did most of the talking. We did most of the listening but I did want to make my points that the data that he has is just plain wrong… He had hundreds and hundreds of people he said that were dead that voted. We found two, that’s an example of just — he has bad data.”
Some leading members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the call, questioning whether Trump broke the law. Watch the interview above.