Call it Adam Laxalt’s Big Lie Reunion Tour. Tomorrow, the Nevada Republican Senate candidate is set to team up for a campaign event with Donald Trump Jr. and Ric Grenell — Laxalt’s partner in crime, along with American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, for baselessly, but repeatedly, alleging that “illegal votes” caused Trump to lose Nevada to Joe Biden in 2020.
Most notably, the three men held a joint press conference together in Nevada on November 5, 2020, as part of their coordinated Trump campaign effort to overturn the results of the election and amplify Trump’s Big Lie. That was just one day after “Schlapp messaged [then-White House Chief of Staff Mark] Meadows: ‘Pls get 4 or 5 killers in remaining counts. Need outsiders who will torch the place. Local folks won’t do it. Lawyers and operators. Get us in these states.’”
At that “torch the place” press conference, Laxalt and the others held up as “proof” of their fraud claims since-debunked examples that Laxalt still hasn’t apologized for lying about.
But that lack of remorse should come as no surprise, because Laxalt is centering his campaign on spreading unsubstantiated election lies — from indicating he’d pursue investigations into 2020 in the Senate, to repeatedly floating 2022 preemptive election challenges that Laxalt says he’s coordinating with outside groups to overrule Nevada voters.
Ahead of Laxalt’s Big Lie Reunion Tour, here’s a refresher on Laxalt’s lies about past and future elections:
Nevada Current: Adam Laxalt, Trumpism and the Big Lie: A chronology