Why Republicans won’t stop pushing the ‘Big Lie’

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    Republican elected officials are still covering for Trump by repeating the lie that the election was stolen from him. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why these Republicans — who know that the election was not in fact stolen — are continuing to go along with this, and what it says about the current affairs of the GOP.

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