Conservative Rep-elect Lauren Boebert (R-CO) vowed to oppose Joe Biden’s electors on January 6th. Boebert framed her intentions as a constitutional duty: “Guided by the U.S. Constitution and my responsibility to my constituents, I will object to the Electoral College results on January 6th.”
On January 6, 2021, the House and the Senate will meet in a joint session to render “the final verdict” on the 2020 presidential election. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) pointed out that Congress has the final say on federal elections. Along with many other Republicans, he believes that the electors from Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Nevada should be disqualified due to election malpractice and fraud.
While the tellers announce the results, Members may object to the returns from any individual state as they are announced. Objections to individual state returns must be made in writing by at least one Member each of the Senate and House of Representatives. If an objection meets these requirements, the joint session recesses and the two houses separate and debate the question in their respective chambers for a maximum of two hours. The two houses then vote separately to accept or reject the objection. They then reassemble in joint session, and announce the results of their respective votes. An objection to a state’s electoral vote must be approved by both houses in order for any contested votes to be excluded.
Receiving warnings on social media that contesting Biden electors might end her political career before it even really begins, Boebert snapped back with a “newsflash.”
Newsflash: I’m not here to make a career for myself. I’m here to save our country from socialists.
Boebert joins other House Republicans intent on opposing Biden’s electors, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), and fellow freshman Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC).
President Trump has urged Republican Senators to join the effort to contest Biden electors in Congress.
More Republican Senators should follow his lead. We had a landslide victory, and then it was swindled away from the Republican Party—but we caught them. Do something!”
Without Senators willing to join the effort, the House Republicans’ attempts to dispute Biden’s electors on January 6th will fail.
Newly-elected Senator Tommy Tuberville has signaled that he would object to Biden’s electors on January 6th. Senator Rand Paul is considering the matter, but he hasn’t made a verbal commitment.
Rumor has it that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is urging Republican Senators to accept Biden’s election and refuse to join the House Republicans in protesting Biden’s electors.
If a senator joins in the effort to dispute Biden’s electors in any state, Republican Senators will be forced to vote, exposing them and putting them in a politically dangerous situation. Supporting election fraud by voting to support Biden’s electors in the disputed states should be and will be political suicide for them.