Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insisted despite President Trump's calls for an investigation into widespread voter fraud, no federal money will be spent on that investigation.
"I think the states can take a look at this issue," McConnell said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. Trump has repeatedly claimed millions of people voted illegally, giving Hillary Clinton the popular vote. There is no evidence to support his claim, and even a lead supporter of Trump's theory was registered in three states during the last election.
WATCH | Here's McConnell's full comments on the voter fraud investigation.
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
Trump called for a "major investigation" into voter fraud on Jan. 25.
Is there any evidence?
McConnell and other Republican leaders said during a party retreat in Philadelphia that there was no evidence of voter fraud on the scale Trump implies. McConnell said voter fraud "does occur," but not on the scale Trump is suggesting.
The Washington Post reported four cases of voter fraud in the entire 2016 election, a far cry from Trump's claims of millions.
This wasn't the only time McConnell disagreed with Trump's stances.
He also criticized Trump's comments on the judge who ruled against his travel ban ("It is best not to single out judges") and his comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. ("I don't think there is any equivalency").