The Republican party has made it crystal clear over the course of this election fiasco that most of them have every intention of going down with the sinking Trump ship — meaning they’re downright refusing to accept the results of this election and accept Joe Biden as the rightful president-elect of the United States that he is. However, as the time for Congress to certify the results of the voice of the American people rolls around, more than a few GOP members of Congress are making it crystal clear just how low they’re willing to stoop to give Donald Trump yet another illegitimate term in the White House.
Last week, we reported that upwards of 140 Republican members of the House were likely going to vote against the certification of the electoral college results that make Joe Biden the clear winner of the 2020 presidential election. And now, according to a new report from Axios, GOP members of the Senate are unsurprisingly following suit.
In an announcement made a growing number of Republican Senators, led by Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz, made it clear that they too will be objecting to the certification of states’ Electoral College votes on Wednesday and also called for the resurrection of an Electoral Commission meant to conduct an emergency audit of the election results.
Axios reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had hoped to avoid such a spectacle, led by his party, surrounding the election results.
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Cruz, who is thought to be gearing up for a 2024 presidential run himself, released a statement this afternoon regarding his plans, and now several other Republican senators are following in his tracks, hoping to set themselves apart from Josh Hawley of Missouri, who was the first to announce his plans to refuse the results, by airing more specific grievances with the certification.
The Republican senators involved in the fiasco include Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), as well as Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.).
The senators released a joint statement, saying:
Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed
Accordingly, we intend to vote on Jan. 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.”
It’s beyond clear that the Republican party is corrupt beyond repair, and intend to do everything within their power to dismantle democracy as we know it.
You can read the full report from Axios here.
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