Congressional Republicans are leading a charge to object to the Electoral Count on Jan. 6.
Formally, over a dozen House members have officially indicated they will object and there are reports that there may be more than 140 members involved. Then, on top of those members, about a dozen senators including Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and a group led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have indicated they will also object. Cruz’s group released a statement saying they want a commission formed to look into the allegations of fraud and unconstitutional irregularities. They want the vote held off until the commission does so.
Vice President Mike Pence, as the president of the Senate, is the person who will preside over the count. Now he’s signaling official support for the challenge effort.
Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, released a statement, according to BizPac Review.
“Vice President Pence shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election,” the statement by Short reads.
“The Vice President welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people on January 6th.”
Some had thought that Pence might not be on board a challenge after he didn’t seem to be on board with the effort of Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) to sue him to give him the power to decide on the dueling slates of electors in the disputed states.
So, he may not have wanted to go out on a limb with Gohmert, but he’s willing to look at a completely constitutional move that the Congress is proposing. The problem, of course, is it’s still a long shot but it will put focus on the questions that people have been bringing up and require everyone to go on the record.
Now, if they can then lay out the case, with simple to understand evidence that I wrote about last night, such as where data scientists testified before a Senate panel in Georgia that Trump’s vote count in various counties impossible decreased as the vote continued and there being a seeming switch of votes, then Americans can see the case past the media fog that this is all ‘debunked.’
The movement does seem to be gaining steam, according to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) who was leading the effort in the House. Brooks said more members are coming on board every day.
“In my judgment, the primary reason so many congressmen and senators are now coming forward to fight this fight is because so many American citizens have made it known that this fight is critical to America’s future.”
Polls have indicated that 70 percent of Republicans don’t believe the election was “free and fair” and that even some Democrats agree with that thought. So we’ll have to see what Jan. 6 brings and if they can actually get a Commission.