‘I’m not insulting women!’ Adam Boulton erupts in angry clash with Republican on election

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Erin Elmore hit out at the Sky News presenter as she claimed he “insults” women. Speaking to Sky News, Ms Elmore said: “I’m extremely proud of my work. I spent three years in law school and I passed the Bar Exam. I think you should have some deference and respect for a lady.”

Mr Boulton replied: “And I spent 40 years covering American politics and I’ve also got degrees.”

Ms Elmore interjected: “And insulting women!”

The presenter continued: “I am not insulting women.

“Your sex doesn’t come into this.

“I’m simply asking you whether Republicans and Republicans like you are behaving in an honourable and decent fashion that you would be proud to turn around to the next generation and say,’copy me’.”

Ms Elmore continued: “I would want every American to say, ‘we should have a constitution which means something from 1776 or a legal system that works’.

“There are recounts, there are audits and there are lawsuits and until they are fully seen through, we have to respect the will of the president of the US.”

It comes as US Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors on Monday to look into any possible “substantial” allegations of voting irregularities in last week’s election but urged them not to pursue “fanciful or far-fetched claims.”

The letter from Barr followed days of attacks on the integrity and legality of the election by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, who have alleged without evidence that there was widespread voter fraud.

Trump has not conceded the election to Democrat Joe Biden who on Saturday secured more than 270 votes in the Electoral College to capture the presidency.

Earlier on Monday, Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit to block Pennsylvania officials from certifying Biden’s victory in the state.

“I authorize you to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions in certain cases, as I have already done in specific instances,” Barr wrote in the letter to federal prosecutors and the FBI director.

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He said nothing in his letter should be read to indicate the Justice Department had in fact uncovered voting irregularities that affected the outcome of the election.

The letter was the first time Barr had addressed claims of voter fraud since last Tuesday’s showdown between Trump and Biden.

“While serious allegations should be handled with great care, specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries,” Barr wrote.

Democrats and the Biden campaign said Barr was fueling the very far-fetched claims he claimed he was guarding against.

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