McConnell warns that over-voting voters would “damage our republic forever”


“The Constitution gives us a limited role here in Congress. We cannot simply declare ourselves to be the National Electoral Council on steroids. Voters, courts and states have all spoken. We have all spoken. If we overruled these, it would do harm. Our republic is forever,” he said. In McConnell’s upstairs speech before Trump-inspired protesters attacked the U.S. Capitol building.
The Republican remarks of the Supreme Senate came together as a joint session of Congress to count the votes of the Electoral College. A table of Republican lawmakers is questioning the achievements of several states – an endeavor that Trump encourages and is doomed to fail, but it has divided Republicans and warned members on both sides of the corridor of a dangerous attempt to overthrow voters.

“We are debating a step that has never been taken in American history – whether Congress will overwrite voters and destroy presidential elections,” McConnell said.

He continued: “President Trump claims the election was stolen. His allegations range from specific local allegations to constitutional arguments to conspiracy theories. I have supported the president’s right to use the legal system. Dozens of lawsuits have been heard in court in our country, but the courts have repeatedly rejected these allegations, including all the astronomers appointed by the President himself. “

McConnell said, “there is nothing in front of us to prove illegal in the vicinity of the huge scale that would have tipped the whole election.”

Trump has repeatedly made false allegations of electoral fraud, but there has never been evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Whenever a member of the House and the Senator both object to the counting of votes in the state, the House and Senate retreat to their own chambers to discuss the objection for up to two hours. Each chamber then votes on whether to reject the state’s certification, but both chambers must agree to nullify these election votes. Any vote on the objections is doomed to failure due to opposition from the House Democrats in the House, as well as Senate Republicans like McConnell.

“If these elections were to be annihilated by the mere claims of the losing party, our democracy would be in a spiral of death. We would never see the whole nation accept the election again. Every four years, it can scramble for power at any cost.” McConnell said.

“It would be unfair and wrong to deprive American voters of their rights and repeal the courts and states on such a thin basis, and I would not pretend that such a vote would be a harmless gesture of protest while relying on others if they did the right thing,” McConnell said. , adding, “I will vote to respect the people’s decision and defend our system of government as we know it.”

Following McConnell’s remarks, Trump’s supporters violated the U.S. Capitol by pausing the Election College vote count.