House Republican Mo Brooks told Lou Dobbs last night that he plans on objecting to the electoral votes from several states with ‘flawed systems’ on January 6th and is calling on any other Republican Senator to stand with him:
At the beginning of the interview, Brooks was quick to note that objecting to electoral votes is not uncommon:
Well it’s happened many times in the past – apparently some folks have no done their history. By way of example, Democrats in the House tried it in 2017 when they tried to strike Alabama’s votes for Donald Trump. Georgia the same way, when House Democrats tried to strike it. Barbara Boxer tried to strike Ohio for George Bush back in 2005.
So this is not unusual, the law is very clear. The House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject electoral college vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that their not worthy of our trust.
Brooks said he intends to object to the electoral college votes from several of these states and is asking for any US Senator to do the same so they can force a vote:
So I have a choice, I can either sit back and surrender and be a part of the surrender caucus, or I can fight for our country. And that’s what I’m going to do. So on January 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote counts are unworthy of our ratification in the United States Congress. What I need is a United States Senator who will join me. If we have a House member and a senator, then by golly, that forces a House vote and a floor vote on whether to accept this systematically flawed election system or to reject it. I want to reject it so that we can have an honest and fair and accurate election.”
The question is will any GOP Senator risk taking fire from the Democrat propaganda machine and stand with Brooks in this fight to force a vote? I would hope the answer is an easy yes, but don’t expect it to be McConnell or any of his squishes:
“McConnell told his caucus that challenging the results would force Republicans to take a “terrible vote” because they would need to vote it down and appear against President Donald Trump. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) also echoed McConnell’s remarks.”
The pressure is on. Who will buck McConnell?