Last Updated on December 17, 2020
In a statement released on her Facebook page today, Texas Senate candidate Shelley Luther joined Mo Brooks’ call for immediate Congressional hearings in both the House and Senate to hear from experts and witnesses about allegations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“I stand with Mo Brooks and am imploring every Texas Republican Congressman and Senator to call for immediate congressional hearings into election integrity,” wrote Luther.
Luther joins a growing number of Republican House Representatives, 18 who have signed Brooks’ letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to launch hearings immediately.
Luther then referenced a potential Electoral College fight on January 6, when Brooks and other Republicans have signaled they will object to the electoral votes from Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and other contested battleground states.
“On January 6th, Republicans must actually debate the electoral college votes and give the disenfranchised Americans a voice,” wrote Luther.
Should a member of the Senate – potentially Luther – also object to the electoral votes, then both legislative bodies will break from the joint session of Congress to deliberate. Should McConnell’s Republican-controlled Senate find significant irregularities, then Vice President Mike Pence could potentially cast a tie breaking vote to disqualify individual states, potentially triggering a contingent election.
Luther rose to prominence earlier this year when she refused to comply with what she considered to be unjust COVID-19 restrictions and kept her hair salon open. Luther was arrested for her desire to open her business, and quickly became a household name within the conservative world.
At one point Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has thus far not confirmed whether he will join Brooks’ fight for election integrity, was recorded receiving a haircut from Luther’s salon.
Luther will face a runoff election against her opponent, Texas Sen. Drew Springer, on Tuesday, December 22.
National File contacted the Springer campaign to see if he would join Luther’s call and did not receive a response in time for publication.
This article incorrectly referred to Luther as a U.S. Senate candidate and has been corrected.