Just a day after his election victory was sealed with the concession of the Democratic congressman he unseated, Utah Republican Burgess Owens claimed, without evidence, that Democrats have been attempting to cheat in elections for years, and the 2020 vote is shedding some light on that practice.
“This has been going on for quite a while by the Democratic Party,” said Owens in response to a question from Fox Business Channel host Lou Dobbs about allegations of voter fraud. “I lived in Philadelphia for 23 years and it was known for this, and no one ever brought attention to it. It was just the way it was."
“This is not just going to go away. They can’t hide this like they’ve done in the past. We need to have folks go to jail when they start stealing our voices,” he added, complaining that it can’t take “weeks and months” to wait for election results.
With McAdams' concession Monday, Owens thanked him for his service and, after a divisive campaign with name-calling on both sides, seemed to be opening his arms to voters of all political stripes in the 4th District.
“Thank you Utah voters. I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve,” he tweeted. “I promise to be an open ear for all Utahns and to serve with all I have. Now, it’s time to get to work.”
But in his Tuesday interview with Dobbs, Owens returned to his familiar rhetoric demonizing the political left in America and vowing to oppose that agenda.
“We will fight against the deep, dark, socialist and Marxist ways of the left. Good Americans on both sides have come to realize what tyranny looks like," he said. “We don’t like being bullied. We don’t like being intimidated. We don’t like being canceled. They don’t understand that where there’s no God, there’s no wisdom.”
“The Republican Party is showing we’re the true ‘big tent.’ We are very diverse in so many different ways, but what unites us is our love of country,” Owens said. “You’re going to have a very strong offensive team and a united Republican Party. I feel really good about that.”