The GOP nominee for U.S. senate in New Hampshire, Don Bolduc is now reversing course and saying the 2020 election was not stolen, two days after he won the Republican primary.
Bolduc, a retired Army brigadier general, was asked during a Fox News appearance on Thursday if he still stands by the letter he signed with more than 100 other generals casting doubt on the 2020 election.
“I’ve spent the past couple of weeks talking to Granite Staters all over the state, from every party, and I have come to the conclusion — and I want to be definitive on this — the election was not stolen,” Bolduc said.
“Was there fraud? Yes.” he continued. “Is that a concern of Granite Staters all over the state? Yes. Is there a responsibility for public servants in elected positions to ensure that our citizens have faith in their voting system? Yes.”
“Elections have consequences and, unfortunately, President Biden is the legitimate president of this country,” he said.
As recently as last month, Bolduc was claiming the election was stolen from Donald Trump and bragged about signing the letter with other generals questioning the legitimacy of the results.
“I signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying Trump won the election, and damn it, I stand by [it],” Bolduc said during the debate.
Bolduc is trying to unseat incumbent democratic senator Maggie Hassan in November.
Hassan’s campaign spokesperson Kevin Donohue released a statement slamming Bolduc for “trying to run” away from his past comments.
“Don Bolduc has spent the entire campaign touting the Big Lie, and he can’t hide from that record. He has even said that he supports overturning the results of the 2024 election if it doesn’t go his way,” Donohoe said. “A word salad on Fox will not erase his record of election denial.”