I know there’s no chance of success if you’re a member of the surrender faction, said Representative Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican who is a leader in the case. There’s a chance of success if you fight.
These comments are the final sign that many Republicans in the House of Representatives are unwilling to accept the election results, while leading Conservatives continue to repeat President Donald Trump’s false allegations of electoral fraud that have yet to be proven in court, and the leadership of the GOP House is silent on the recognition of Biden as President-elect.
Even when McConnell finally congratulated Biden on Tuesday and named him President-elect for the first time, the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, was silent when asked if he recognized Biden’s victory, even though his number 2, Steve Scalise, had not yet publicly accepted the result.
The Conservatives’ attempts to overturn the results of the national elections are doomed to failure. But it could bind the Republicans.
In private, McConnell… …with his senior deputies, the GOP Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and Roy Blunt of Missouri – asked the GOP senators Tuesday not to join the House to oppose the 6th Congressional District. The results of January, as this would ultimately force the senators to vote on the merits of the objection. The GOP leaders fear that they will be forced to choose between trumps and the will of the voters – and want to make sure that they are not put in that position.
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I think there will be an objection, Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan said on Wednesday. I don’t know if the senator will support it.
Mr. Jordan added: What’s wrong with holding a debate in the House and Senate about an election that over a third of voters say has been stolen?
Although it is not uncommon for the strongest supporters of a losing candidate to present their case to the House of Representatives – which happened after the presidential elections of 2016, 2004 and 2000 – Trump’s tactics have frustrated many officials of both parties. He ran a campaign of several weeks in which he filed one frivolous claim after another, consistently lied about the election result and refused to give in, even when the courts – including the Supreme Court – rejected republican contestations of the result.
It is not certain that Republicans in the Senate will join their counterparts in the House to make a protest that would trigger a formal debate and eventually a vote, although some have considered Trump’s false accusations of widespread voter fraud. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who held a hearing on election Wednesday, said he would not join the House effort.
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But several other senators – Josh Hawley from Missouri, Rand Paul from Kentucky and Kelly Loeffler from Georgia – haven’t ruled him out.
I hadn’t thought about it and I wasn’t going to do anything about it, Paul said Wednesday when he was asked if he would be on the 6th. Janvier would object. When asked about McConnell’s request to the GOP senators not to do this, Paul replied: I wasn’t on that call.
A number of Republican congressmen refused to recognize Biden’s victory on Wednesday.
The president has several legitimate options, said Congressman Friend Carter of Georgia when he was asked if he would consider electing President Biden. They were joined by Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina: I keep believing it’s premature not to acknowledge Biden’s victory until all disputes are resolved.
Brooks, the GOP member leading the effort, plans to send a letter to McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the committee chairmen asking them to hold hearings on the 2020 presidential election for the 6th District of Congress. January, the day Congress certifies the results.
I’m going to do what I’m going to do, what the fight is for what I think is necessary to improve our electoral system, whether others join us or not, Mr Brooks said.