R-Mo. Senator Josh Hawley announced on Wednesday that he would oppose the certification of the Electoral College in certain states on January 6. This move will force his fellow Republicans to vote to reject President Donald Trump’s unfounded claims. In this year’s elections, it caused a large number of voter fraud or deprived millions of voters of their right to vote.
It is expected that when Congress approves the ballot next week, many Republicans in the House of Representatives will oppose the results of election colleges in several swing states, and Holly is the first senator to promise to do so. This statement is important because, according to Congress, a written objection approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senator is required to force Congress to consider the objection.
Dissent is highly unlikely to succeed. In order to maintain the voting results and overturn the state presidential election, the majority of people in each seat must vote for the objection. Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives, while Republicans account for only a small percentage in the Senate. Some moderate Republicans have said that they will not vote for the state.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) privately urged Republican senators not to object to the vote because it could cause some weak Republicans to quarrel with enthusiastic Trump supporters.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, rejected Holly’s announcement, telling reporters that she “has no doubt that from today on the next Wednesday of the week, Joe Biden will receive a vote by the Electoral College. Confirmed. The 46th President of the United States.”
Biden’s incoming White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, also expressed no concern in a virtual briefing with reporters.
Psaki said: “Congress will prove the results of this election like every four years.” Of course, it should be treated like this. “
Although the challenges are challenging, Holly’s opposition could lead to a long day. Before members vote, Congress can debate each state’s opposition for up to two hours.
Holly, who is considered a possible presidential candidate in 2024, did not say how he will vote in many countries, but he believes that Pennsylvania is one of them.
Hawley said in a statement: “I cannot vote to prove the results of the Electoral College on January 6 without raising the fact that certain states, especially Pennsylvania, did not comply with their state election laws,” he echoed the president. Repeated requests, but were rejected. Repeatedly by state and federal courts.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro condemned Holly’s announcement because it was “another baseless attempt by the Trump enabler to undermine the will of the people.”
He wrote in a tweet: “Pennsylvania’s elections are safe, legal and fair. Our electors voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” he added: “People should know Any statement made by any senator to challenge the election results in Pennsylvania is an expression of Donald Trump’s political arena and does not follow any facts or laws.”
In his statement, Holly tried to portray this extraordinary move in a normal posture. He said: “I will follow the practices of Democratic congressmen in the past few years,” he pointed to the 2004 and 2016 general elections.
In the process of proving the 2016 election results, several House Democrats tried to oppose the vote in multiple states, but then Vice President Biden rejected their confusion. He pointed out that no senator participated in the opposition.
After the 2004 election, the then Mori. Barbara Boxer of California and Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio opposed Ohio’s ballots, accusing the state of long lines and lack of voting machines, thus suppressing voters.
Then Candice Miller, who represented Michigan, said that these complaints were “atrocities based on a fantasy conspiracy,” while Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan said: “Now We should move forward and not participate in conspiracy theories or partisan politics of this nature.”
The measure failed by a 74-1 vote in the Senate and a 267-31 vote in the House of Representatives.
Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut didn’t know much about Holly’s actions in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
Murphy said: “Josh Hawley and anyone who supports his efforts are engaged in attempts to overthrow democracy. There is no evidence of any fraud. Senator Hawley clearly believes that if the Democratic Party is in the president Winning a general election must be illegal by definition, and there is even no actual evidence of improper conduct.”
Last week, South Dakota Senator John Thun, the second-ranked Republican in the Senate, warned his Republican colleagues not to raise objections on January 6.
Thun told reporters: “I think what they have to remember is that it went nothing. I mean in the Senate, it will fall like a hound.” He added: “When you know the end result will be It doesn’t make sense for everyone to experience this problem when,”
Trump responded to him on Twitter shortly after, mocking Thune as “RINO” (just an abbreviation of the Republican name), and hinting that he “should let it go. South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be called. Nose. In 2022, the political career is over!!!”