During his first campaign interview on NH Today with Chris Ryan yesterday, Chuck Morse refused to say whether or not he supports Trump’s Big Lie and said that he would have voted “no” on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that is providing much-needed resources to rebuild New Hampshire’s roads and highways, expand access to high-speed internet, and ensure Granite Staters have clean drinking water.
When Ryan asked Morse what he would say to people who say Donald Trump won the 2020 election and Joe Biden didn’t, Morse refused to answer the question. In the interview, Morse also declined to refute Trump’s false claims about massive voter fraud in New Hampshire.
Morse’s refusal to address the Big Lie is likely to continue to dog him on the campaign. Shortly after the interview, UNH Political Science Professor Dante Scala noted that “sooner or later Morse is going to face that question: is he going to bend the knee to Donald Trump?” Trump said that the Big Lie will be one of the top voting issues for Republicans and pundits have said that Trump’s lies about the 2020 election will play a major role in deciding who comes out of the NH GOP Senate primary.
Morse also said that he would have voted “no” on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will help grow New Hampshire’s economy by repairing roads and bridges, expanding access to high-speed internet, ensuring clean water for communities, and investing in opportunities for passenger rail. The bill also provides New Hampshire with more funding per capita than more than half of the states in the country, including Massachusetts, New York, and California.