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UPDATE: After looking at how other publications interpreted Scalise’s comments, the headline was changed from House GOP Whip Scalise Says 2020 Election Was Stolen: “Not Just Irregularities, States Didn’t Follow Laws” to its present form.

“FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked House Minority Whip Steve Scalise repeatedly if he believes the 2020 election was stolen by Joe Biden and the Democrats.

Wallace asked: “I guess the question is, do you think the election — the last time, I promise — do you think the election was stolen or not? I understand you think there were irregularities and things that need to be fixed. Do you think the election was stolen?”

“It’s not just irregularities,” Scalise replied. “It’s — states that did not follow the laws set which the Constitution says they’re supposed to follow. When you see states like Georgia cleaning up some of the mess, and people calling that Jim Crow law, that’s a flat-out lie.”

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS: Clearly, there were irregularities in the last election. There are irregularities in all elections.

But I — I want to ask you a specific question. Do you think the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump? And continued — continuing to make that charge, not having states do election reforms, but specifically making this charge that the election was stolen. Do you think that that hurts, undermines American democracy?

REP. STEVE SCALISE: Well, Chris, I’ve been very clear from the beginning. If you look at a number of states, they didn’t follow their state-passed laws that govern the election for president. That is what the United States Constitution says. They don’t say the states determine what the rules are. They say the state legislatures determine the rules —

WALLACE: But the states all certified.

SCALISE: A number of states, they didn’t follow those legislative —

WALLACE: The states all certified.

SCALISE: They didn’t follow those legislative rules.

Right. But at the end of the day, are we going to follow what the Constitution says or not? I hope we get back to what the Constitution says. But clearly, a number of states, they didn’t follow those legislative rules.

WALLACE: So you think the election was — stolen?

SCALISE: What I said is there are states that didn’t follow their legislatively set rules. That’s what the United States Constitution says. And I think there are a lot of people that want us to get back to what the Constitution says we should be doing. Not just with elections, but a lot of other things, too.

And there are some people that want to just ignore what the Constitution says and do their own thing. You know, that’s been a debate that’s been going on in this country for a long time.

WALLACE: But do you — do you —

SCALISE: Why don’t we just get back to the Constitution?

WALLACE: I —

SCALISE: We won’t have that (ph) problem.

WALLACE: And they certainly can happen (ph) — but there are people out there — there was a rally for President Trump yesterday and a number of people said, Joe Biden is not my president, Donald Trump is my president.

I guess the question is, do you think the election — the last time, I promise — do you think the election was stolen or not? I understand you think there were irregularities and things that need to be fixed. Do you think the election was stolen?

SCALISE: It’s not just irregularities. It’s — states that did not follow the laws set which the Constitution says they’re supposed to follow. When you see states like Georgia cleaning up some of the mess, and people calling that Jim Crow law, that’s a flat-out lie. I think people believe —

WALLACE: That’s the new law.

SCALISE: — against that sort of thing.

WALLACE: All right.

SCALISE: Yeah, but the law says — again, the legislature passed that law. That’s what the Constitution of the United States says and it wasn’t followed in a number of states… The legislature passed that law.