Last Updated on January 6, 2021
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) kept their promise to contest the results of elections from states with reports of mass voter fraud during Wednesday’s congressional electoral college certification proceedings, objecting to the state of Arizona’s submitted slate of Democrat electors.
Vice President Mike Pence, who released a statement in which he signaled refusal to fight for free and fair elections, asked the floor if there were any objections to counting Arizona’s certificate of electors.
Gosar immediately stood up to object, but was promptly interrupted by Pence, who snapped in an annoyed tone, “For what purpose does the gentleman fro Arizona rise?”
“I rise for myself and 60 of my colleagues to object to the counting of the electoral ballots for Arizona,” Gosar responded calmly.
“Is the objection in writing and signed by a Senator?” Pence demanded.
“Yes it is,” said Gosar, as Cruz stood up to echo, “Yes it is.”
Several lawmakers groaned in disapproval, but were quickly drowned out by an overwhelming cacophony of applause.
Elsewhere, President Donald Trump gave a speech to a massive crowd of supporters outside Capitol Hill, in which he derided irregular ballot dumps for his opponent Joe Biden on Election Night as “explosions of bulls**t.”
President Donald Trump did not mince words during his speech at the Stop The Steal rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, excoriating late-night ballot dumps for Joe Biden in key battleground states on Election Night as “explosions of bulls**t,” prompting the massive crowd to launch into chants of “Bulls**t! Bulls**t! Bulls**t!”
“That election, our election, was over at ten o’clock in the evening,” President Trump said. “We’re leading Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, wherever, by hundreds of thousands of votes. And then late in the evening or early in the morning, boom, these explosions of bulls**t, and then all of a sudden -”
The President was met with a cacophony of uproarious applause for his blunt assessment of the situation. The crowd then began chanting “Bulls**t! Bulls**t! Bulls**t!”
National File will continue to provide exclusive and up-to-date coverage of Wednesday’s electoral certification process.