House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Sunday his support for efforts to challenge the Congress’ certification of electoral college votes on 6 January.
McCarthy’s remarks came during a discussion with the Hill, in which he stated a “debate” on the issue is needed.
“I think it’s right that we have the debate,” McCarthy said. “I mean, you see now that senators are going to object, the House is going to object — how else do we have a way to change the election problems?”
A number of other members of Congress have previously announced they will object to the certification of the electoral college votes on January 6, including Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), the first Congressman to announce a challenge to the votes.
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Mike Braun (R-IN) joined Hawley on Saturday as they announced in a joint statement with Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) that they would object to the electoral college votes.
The senators and senator elects also stated they would “reject the electors from disputed states” on January 6, adding that the 2020 presidential election featured “unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.”
At least 140 House Republicans are expected to object to an immediate certification of a Joe Biden victory.
Rob Reiner: GOP Lawmakers planning to challenge election will be ‘committing sedition and treason’
Left-wing Hollywood director Rob Reiner is attacking Republican lawmakers who are planning on challenging the electoral college results, accusing them of committing “sedition and treason.”
Rob Reiner, who has repeatedly called President Donald Trump a Russian asset during the last four years, made the accusations in a tweet on Saturday.
“Every Senator and Congressperson who votes to overturn the election will be committing an act of Sedition and Treason. Their names will be recorded for history,” he wrote.