President Donald Trump called Republican Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler to try to overthrow the state’s election results.

According to a Washington Post report, Trump promoted several false claims regarding the integrity of the election and asked Cutler, “What can we do to fix it?”

“The president said, ‘I’m hearing about all these issues in Philadelphia, and these issues with your law,'” Cutler spokesman Michael Straub said, adding that his tone was along the lines of “‘What can we do to fix it?'”

According to the report, Cutler responded that the state legislature did not have the authority to overturn the selected electors.


A week of political news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

However, Cutler himself has remained a steadfast ally to the president. He was one of approximately 60 Republican state lawmakers to send a letter to Pennsylvania Congresspeople, requesting them to reject the state’s electoral results when Congress is expected to formally certify the Electoral College vote in early January.

Read more about:

Get the free uPolitics mobile app for the latest political news and videos

iPhone Android

Leave a comment