Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks said Congress will have a “final verdict” in determining who will be the next president of the United States.
The Republican was quoted today in The New York Times in an article that examines the official confirmation of the January 6 election of the Electoral College against the official certificate of the Electoral College by President-elect Joe Biden.
“Under the Constitution, we have a prominent role as the Supreme Court, as any federal court judge, as any state court judge,” Brooks said in an interview. “What we say goes. This is the final verdict.
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed Texas ’challenge to election results in four states – a lawsuit filed in support of Alabama and 16 other states.
The Electoral College will meet on Monday and will formally elect Bident as its next president. On January 6, members of Congress will gather to count the votes and officially announce the winner. The joint meeting will allow members to object to returns. Challenges similar to those proposed by Brooks took place in 1969, 2001, 2005, and 2017.
Last week, Brooks said he bases his objection on three issues, other than those addressed by President Donald Trump’s legal team on court challenges. According to him, Biden has received an indefinite number of votes from non-citizens in states that do not require proof of citizenship, as well as in states where Brooks says there are inadequate voter personal laws.
However, he argued that Biden received the majority of the postal votes, some of which were collected on November 3, outside the 24-hour period of Election Day. Brooks says this voting method is voting fraud and mistake. “He said all three factors benefited Biden.
Later last week, he highlighted Biden in his speech “committing voter fraud and election theft,” by promising undocumented immigrants the path to citizenship. His action received a thankful tweet from President Trump.
Brooks said he would need a senator to challenge him. According to the New York Times, senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky have indicated they would be open to this.
After members of each House of Congress have heard an objection, senators and MPs hold a two-hour debate before voting on whether to reject the votes of a state. Both houses of Congress must agree to reject the state’s results. Several Republican senators have already publicly rejected the concept.
The Times reported that Brooks met Mike Lee of Utah and separately the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
“My number one goal is to repair a severely flawed U.S. electoral system that allows voter fraud and election theft too easily,” Brooks told the paper. “Achieving that goal could be the bonus of Donald Trump officially winning the Electoral College, I think, in fact, even if he only counts the legal votes of eligible U.S. citizens and excludes all illegal votes.”