UPDATED 8:05 AM PT – Monday, December 28, 2020
A number of GOP senators are preparing to reject the Electoral College’s vote count next month. As the House and Senate get ready for the formal count on January 6, a group of Republican House members are planning to object to the results.
The group, led by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Al.), would need at least one senator to side with him to force a debate on the matter.
Several members of Congress just finished a meeting in the Oval Office with President @realDonaldTrump, preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) December 21, 2020
Potential sympathizers include incoming Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Al.) whose campaign was endorsed by the President, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged the GOP to vote against President Trump. The Kentucky lawmaker has already congratulated Joe Biden as the supposed winner of the election despite widespread claims of voter fraud.
“I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,”McConnell stated. “The President-elect is no stranger to the Senate, he’s devoted himself to public service for many years.”
On Sunday, President Trump signaled he may have the support needed to force that vote. “See you in Washington D.C. on January 6, don’t miss it,” he stated.
See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it. Information to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2020
Both congressional chambers would need a simple majority in order to reject the Electoral College vote count.