McEnany and lawyers on Trump’s election integrity team assert that there is a great deal of evidence that points to the election system being compromised and of voter fraud, including hundreds of pages of sworn affidavits in Michigan and "real questions" in other battleground states.
"The president has pointed out that he (Krebs) made an inaccurate statement. He actually made a few if you look at his Twitter feed. But, look, if you say that this was the most secure election in American history, as the president rightly pointed out, that may be true from a standpoint of foreign interference" but "to come out and say it’s the most secure election in American history, that's just not an accurate statement, and it seems like a partisan attempt to just hit back at the president as he pursues important litigation," McEnany said on Fox & Friends.
Trump mentioned the CISA statement, which also emphasized that "the Nov. 3rd election was the most secure in American history," in his pair of tweets Tuesday night announcing the firing of Krebs.
Krebs’ termination was condemned by many of Trump’s critics in the political arena, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who defended CISA’s head.
A spokesman for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign told news outlets in a statement: “Chris Krebs should be commended for his service in protecting our elections, not fired for telling the truth.”
Fox hosts asked McEnany if Krebs had a political agenda driving him, to which she reiterated the legitimacy of the voter fraud claims being made by Trump’s legal team.
"I don’t know if it was a partisan agenda, a personal grievance, what it was. But it definitely seemed to be animated by something, and it seemed to go directly at this president and legitimate claims that he’s pursuing in court," she said.
“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud—including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, ‘glitches’ in the voting machines which changed votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more,” the president wrote. “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”
Krebs said in a statement: “Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow.”
The White House and CISA didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment by The Epoch Times.