GOP Greetings for Reputation of Mary’s Congress Trump Loss Senate Republicans Squeeze: “Pretty Wild Idea”


The last catch in Congress, destroying President Donald Trump’s loss at the ballot box, is gaining steam among current and incoming House Republicans, an idea weakening against his GOP counterparts on the other side of the Capitol.

“It’s a pretty wild idea,” Senator John said Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the board said Newsweek.

“Hungary needs to trust the election process,” Senator Mike Rounds (RS.D.) added. “It doesn’t sound to me that it would give any credibility to our election process.”

The long shot approach would ultimately be symbolic and would not change the results given the political structure of Congress. Nonetheless, MP Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) Plans to lead a Conservative group in the House to formally challenge the Electoral College’s certification of Joe Biden’s victory on 6 January.

It’s a move that could become a test of Trump’s allegiance and force Republicans to stand up for the man who are warned to continue to lead the party – even after leaving the White House – or to accept the Biden victory.

But Brooks also needs a Republican in the Senate to formally challenge the certificate and for Congress to hold a vote – something he has so far failed to achieve. He said Newsweek on Friday that he has not yet had talks with Republican senators.

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Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) arrives for a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
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“I hope there will be Republican senators who have the courage and conviction in their faith to do the same thing that democratic senators have done,” Brooks said. “Every senator has to fight with his own conscience for how he wants to defend his country.”

Brooks ’election rhetoric, dubbed“ theft, ”reflects the views of Trump and his allies, who sought to overturn the results in court in the absence of evidence. Publicly two Members of Congress-elected – Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and Barry Moore (Ala.) – were said to support Brooks in the House. Privately, Brooks said the number who claims to support him is “double-digit.”

Some GOP senators did not close the door completely, such as Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Who says he should read more about the process, or Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who says the various election lawsuits should be played out first. But so far no one has said explicitly that it is even included in the range of options.

While many Republicans are still reluctant to admit that Biden won the election, many acknowledged that efforts to overthrow the outcome will end on Dec. 14, when the Electoral College will officially vote based on state-certified results. The idea of ​​questioning the outcome in Congress weeks later doesn’t suit many Senate Republicans as leadership tries to end a possible maneuver.

“I can’t imagine this ever happening” – whipped whip, John Senate majority Thune (RS.D.) said this week. “Someone could do it, but I doubt it will go anywhere.”

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Republican No. 4, noted that previous attempts by Democrats to discuss the results of Congress have failed.

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Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) speaks to the media in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14, 2017 at the scene of an early morning shooting.
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“Senators need to join them. We’ll see,” Blunt said, refusing to consider whether he thought it might affect the outcome.

“I haven’t even heard of a single senator talking about it,” Senator John said Barrasso R-Wyo.) Executive member said Newsweek.

Brooks is far from the first member of Congress to question the outcome of the Electoral College, and he will certainly not be the last. In fact, since 2000, democratic lawmakers have tried to take this path three times, but George W. Bush and Trump have failed with both victories.

The then vice president, Joe Biden, who was president of the senate and presided over the process, famously declared it to the House Democrats trying to debate the 2016 election that it was “over.”

It was only when Democrats debated Bush’s second victory that they managed to get a senator – former Senator Barbara Boxer (California) – to join the House-led effort.

Brooks is still unable to decide whether to continue challenging the Electoral College’s rating if no one in the Senate joins him. If he continues to work without a Senate representative, his effort would be symbolic, as they would be fired and not given a vote.

“I want to force the House of Representatives vote and the Senate pre-vote,” Brooks said, “where we’ll see who really wants to protect our U.S. election system from voter fraud and election theft, and who doesn’t.”

Although Brooks said he did not discuss the plans with the White House or the president, Trump took note and sent praise to the fifth-term legislature, who has now unquestionably won re-election.

But if some potential 2024 hope joins Brooks from the Senate, like e.g. Hawley or Cruz, can raise their platforms, especially between Trump’s base.

“My verdict, the evidence is overwhelming and convincing that if the number of elections was limited to the legitimate votes of eligible U.S. citizens, Donald Trump he easily won the Electoral College and re-election to the presidency, ”Brooks said.

Biden won the election with 306 college votes, compared to Trump’s 232 votes. The elected president leads the referendum with 4.4 percent, or more than 7 million votes.