It’s Not Over Until It’s Over: Group Of GOP Senators Are Uniting To Go To War With The Electoral College
Finally some Republicans with a backbone!
A group of Republican Senators is organizing to take on the electoral College next month when Congress formally certifies the vote.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis) announced that he is holding a hearing next week on the “irregularities” of the 2020 election.
“I would say it depends on what we found out. I need more information. The American people need more information. I’m not ready to just close and slam the book on this thing and go ‘OK, let’s walk away from it,'” Johnson said after being asked by reporters if he would challenge the election results.
Johnson is joining Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala) who announced he will object when it’s time to certify the Electoral College.
In order to get a vote on his objection, Brooks would need a senator to object as well. Brooks announced that he’s spoken with 10 senators and said he was “cautiously optimistic” that at least one would back him.
Right on cue, Senator Mitt Romney called the plan, “madness.”
“This is madness. We have a process. Recounts are appropriate. Going to the court is appropriate. Pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate. But trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness,” Romney said to reporters.
The Electoral College electors are scheduled to meet on December 14 to cast their votes.
“Once it hits the 14th, if nothing has happened, I think at that point the process has played itself out,” Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind) said.
Additionally, 17 other states have filed motions backing Texas’s lawsuit against battleground states.
Only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction in spats between states. Paxton’s lawsuit accuses the four states of making unlawful changes to their election policies and not fairly enforcing laws on the books.
Should Texas win the lawsuit it was blocking 62 electoral votes, which would only give former Vice President Joe Biden 244 electoral votes.