GOP Senators Still Unsure of Plan for Attempted Election Rejection
With less than 48 hours to go, there’s still plenty of work to be done.
With less than 48 hours to go before President Trump’s last stand, the GOP Senators who plan to object to the results of the 2020 election on the floor of Congress are still without a set plan.
Part of the reason for this late-unfolding effort appears to be confusion over how many state results to object to.
Two House Republican officials told Fox News that more than 100 GOP House members will object to the election results in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin.
“If the Republican senators don’t object to enough states, the entire effort on Jan. 6 is worthless,” a House Republican official told Fox News. “To have any chance of impacting the outcome of the 2020 election, the Republican senators must join Republican House members in objecting at least three states and ideally all six states – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin.
“If Republican senators only object to one state, Joe Biden will undoubtedly secure enough electoral votes to become president,” the official continued, adding that “the pressure really is on the Republican senators like Ted Cruz to join House Republicans here.”
“If they don’t, it will be a great disappointment to the president, their constituents, and ensure a Joe Biden victory,” the official said.
Ted Cruz, who has been a central figure in the effort, has been advocating for something a bit broader.
The group led by Cruz has yet to explicitly commit to objecting to any specific state, and instead called for “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,” the group led by Cruz said over the weekend.
If that doesn’t happen, the senators intend to vote against certification.
“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,” they said in the statement.
If the group is unsuccessful on Wednesday, it will likely end President Trump’s ethical and legal paths to remaining in the White House, barring any unprecedented and tectonic legal decision.
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