Days after Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley announced he would object to the certification of the 2020 election outcomes, almost a dozen Republican senators – led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) – have shaped their very own coalition to oppose Electoral Faculty certification and name for an emergency audit.
According to Fox News, “A coalition of GOP senators and senators-elect, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, will object to the Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election outcomes when a joint session of Congress meets subsequent week except there may be an emergency 10-day audit of the outcomes by an electoral fee.”
Along with Ted Cruz, the brand new anti-democracy coalition will embrace 10 present and incoming senators, including Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, who’s up for reelection in 2022.
Fox Information experiences, “Cruz — together with Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; James Lankford, R-Okla.; Steve Daines, R-Mont.; John Kennedy, R-La.; Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Mike Braun, R-Ind.; in addition to Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.; Roger Marshall, R-Kansas; Invoice Hagerty, R-Tenn., and Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala. — say that the election ‘featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud and unlawful conduct.’”
An concept so unhealthy that even Mitch McConnell opposes it
The scheme to dam certification of the election outcomes – an train that’s doomed to fail – is such a nasty concept that even Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell opposes it.
Not solely will it not cease Joe Biden from taking workplace on Jan. 20, however the Republicans who go together with it would endlessly be on the file as having been a part of an tried coup.
This will likely hold a handful of GOP senators on Trump’s good facet within the brief time period, however it’s prone to have disastrous long-term penalties for a political get together that’s imploding earlier than America’s eyes – all for an impeached, one-term president.
Sean Colarossi at present resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents get hold of medical health insurance protection.