Last Updated on December 5, 2020
Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks is going to challenge Joe Biden’s electoral vote count in the U.S. House of Representatives, now that it appears the Trump team’s path to getting state legislatures to send pro-Trump electors for an Electoral College victory is fading. GOP legislative leaders in Pennsylvania and Arizona falsely claimed that they do not have the constitutional authority to support President Trump. The Trump team led by lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis maintains that state legislatures have full authority to choose their own electors for the Electoral College, particularly in the case of a “failed election” marked by fraud and foreign interference. The Electoral College votes on December 14, and does not certify the result until January 6, and Congress can challenge it. Brooks is still looking for a Republican senator who will step up and join in the effort so that it can go forward and get a vote in both chambers.
“I would hope that we would have Republican senators who have the courage and conviction in their beliefs to do the same thing Democratic senators have done. Every senator has to wrestle with their own conscience on how they want to defend their country,” stated Congressman Brooks.
The staunch patriot makes an excellent point. How will some establishment Republicans look back on their own conduct during this time of national peril? Wouldn’t you the American voter like to know how your own congressman would vote, if it came down to a public effort to try to save the Republic or not?
Some of the patriotic Pennsylvania Republicans in the legislature are supporting Mo Brooks. The Republican legislative leaders in both chambers in Pennsylvania confirmed “legitimate and credible issues” with the 2020 election but still they are deciding to cop out and not protect the Republic.
“[W]e the undersigned members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly urge you to object, and vote to sustain such objection, to the Electoral College votes received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021,” said a letter signed by 75 Pennsylvania legislative Republicans including the state’s House Speaker Cutler, who previously called for an audit of the election but appears to now be weak or subversive. The letter was not formally submitted.
Incoming Alabama Republican congressman Barry Moore is backing Mo Brooks in the effort. Other House newcomers now have an opportunity to distinguish themselves, to do the right thing, and to lead.