GOP Senator Roger Marshall on Objecting to 2020 Election Results: 'So Ready to Move On'

Republican Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas on Saturday said he's "just so ready to move on" after supporting a GOP effort to block the certification of President Joe Biden's 2020 election win.

In an interview on CNN, anchor Pamela Brown cited a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS which found that 70 percent of Republicans didn't think Biden legitimately won enough votes for the presidency. Only 23 percent of Republicans said Biden did legitimately win enough votes for the presidency. The poll, taken between April 21 and 26, sampled 1,004 U.S. adults by phone.

"Republicans continue to believe in the lie that this election, the last election was stolen. You voted to toss out millions of votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania. You also joined the Texas lawsuit attempting to throw out votes cast in four states," Brown stated.

The host then asked Marshall whether he had "any regrets about your actions and any concern that they contributed to misinformation about the election?"

When asked about his support to overturn the election, Senator Marshall says “We’re just so ready to move on”

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"Look Pamela, we're just so ready to move on. I made a decision based upon the facts that I knew at that point in time," Marshall said. "I was concerned then and I still am today that six states broke their own laws or their own constitution, but it's time to move on. It's time for this country to heal. It's time for a spirit of forgiveness to be happening."

He added: "It's time for this country to work together and focus on the goals that we can solve together. We've got plenty of challenges right now. We're making great progress coming out of this COVID virus. The economy's bounced back. It's time to move on."

On January 2, Marshall joined 10 other GOP senators and senators-elect in announcing an effort to block the Electoral College certification process of the November election after Biden defeated Donald Trump.

In a joint statement, GOP Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Steve Daines, John Kennedy, Marsha Blackburn and Mike Braun, and Senators-elect Marshall, Cynthia Lummis, Bill Hagerty and Tommy Tuberville cited claims of voter fraud.

Brown acknowledged that Marshall made a good point, but insisted that "it's also important to hold lawmakers accountable for their actions and this obviously was a decision that you had made."

"As we try to move on and also look at the ripple effect from what happened there with the election, how do those actions square with your Republican values—limited government, state rights, federalism—how does that line up with advocating for millions of votes to be thrown out in several states?" Brown asked.

"We want voting to be easier, cheating to be harder. I think by us standing up to our concerns about those election, about the election integrity, is force those states with problems to come back to the table and have those legislators work together to make sure we have safer elections with higher integrity," Marshall said.

"In my heart, I did what I thought was the right thing and I think the country's moving in a better direction."

Newsweek reached out to Senator Roger Marshall's office for comment. This story will be updated with any response.

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GOP Senator Roger Marshall on Saturday said he was "ready to move on" when asked about supporting efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Leigh Vogel/Getty Images