Republican Senator Raffensperger also called the U.S. Capitol riots “shocking” in an extensive interview. He said that the cause of the confusion was that people had misrepresented the facts of the November presidential election in the past two months, including Biden’s victory in Georgia and spreading false information on social media.
He said: “I have said since the first day that we really have to remember our speech. We can’t make people happy, play with people and make them fall into an emotional frenzy.”
Ravensperger said: “It is one thing to have a peaceful, you know, nonviolent, you know, demonstrator or march group to express your views. But it goes far beyond it.”
He said that the leaders of both countries should condemn such violence.
“Imagine what they would say if our founders saw them fighting for it. Otherwise, we can kill each other. This is how we can get together and have a peaceful and respectful dialogue in the auditorium. Congress, this is where we resolve our differences.” Ravenspeg said.
Georgia’s elections are fair
Ravenspeg reiterated that the elections in Georgia were fair. He said: “The facts are on our side.” “We held a fair and honest election in Georgia.”
He said that just because you don’t like the result of the election does not mean you are on the path of violence.
He said: “We are trying to resolve our differences in the Great Hall and the Congress Hall, but we don’t bully, shoot, or beat people on the street. This is a hooliganism.”
“I have to regret this. The political leaders of many people in the Republican Party, the elected political leaders did not have the courage to stand up and say, Mr. President, this is a pity. Yes, I believe the real numbers.” He added.
He said Trump hurt the Republican Party in the Georgia Senate election. When Republican candidates were supposed to focus on their own campaigns, they distracted the Republican candidates because of their mistakes in the presidential campaign.
Ravenspeg says the country must start to recover
At the same time, he said, the deadline for certification for the Georgia Senate election is January 22, although Ravensperger plans to certify the results as soon as possible.
He said: “As a Republican, my heart may be broken, but we still have work to do.”
CNN’s Devon M. Sayers contributed to this report.