Representative Mo Brooks has slammed the coalition built by Senator Ted Cruz, claiming they are just “going through the motions” of challenging Electoral College results.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has rounded up a coalition of Senators who are demanding an audit of the 2020 presidential election, and say that they intend to vote against the Electoral College certification on Wednesday. As National File reported:
Cruz and this new coalition of Senators are demanding a 10-day audit in battleground states to examine the numerous credible accusations of widespread voter fraud that plague at least six states… “We intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’, unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is complete”… They cite as precedent the 1877 race between Samuel Tilden and Rutherford Hayes in which there were allegations of fraud in multiple states.
Representative Mo Brooks, who has been leading the charge for election integrity, has said that they are currently “very strong” on the House side, anticipating that “we will have over 100 United States Congressmen who will support this effort on the House floor, either by co-sponsoring the objections or by speaking to reject these Electoral College votes from tainted states, or from voting.”
However, Representative Brooks revealed that none of the people who have signed up to Cruz’s coalition are actually doing anything meaningful to challenge the Electoral College votes. Senators must sign on and co-sponsor objections to specific states. As of the time of writing, only Senator Josh Hawley has objected to one state, Pennsylvania.
“As of this moment, I don’t know of any state that any other Senator is willing to co-sponsor,” Brooks told Fox News’s Lou Dobbs. “Now we’ve had about a dozen who are going through the motions… but what we really need are Senators who will sign the dotted line who will join our objections to Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada.”
Promises made. Promises kept.
Today I signed objections to tainted electoral college vote submissions of Arizona Georgia Michigan Nevada Pennsylvania Wisconsin.
Senators? Time to sign on, too!
America must not tolerate voter fraud & election theft that undermines our Republic! pic.twitter.com/9kzwqbRZuK
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) January 4, 2021
(4) Absent of another Senator or senators stepping up and challenging other states like Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada etc. there is no formal challenge other than Pennsylvania.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 4, 2021
Brooks told Dobbs that he was “baffled” by what the Cruz coalition is up to. “If it had been proposed back in early November, that would have been one thing,” Brooks said, and slammed the process as practically pointless:
The question now is, how do you get a vote on it? What process do you use between now and 1PM Eastern Time on Wednesday to get a vote to create this kind of commission? I don’t know of a mechanism that is available to have that kind of vote in the House or the Senate. Time will tell if they’re able to do that, but from a substantive standpoint, even if they are able to get this commission created, to have it done in 10 days? There’s no way in the world that a commission can do a complete and thorough investigation that would divulge to the American people and members of the House and Senate how bad the voter fraud and the election theft has been in the November 2020 election cycle.
He argued that Wednesday’s vote is about the “underpinnings” of America’s constitutional Republic, saying that he was very concerned that “far too many Congressmen and Senators” are “more apt to duck and run and cower in their foxhole, rather than to do the right thing for our country”:
If the American people demand of their Senators and their Congressmen to stand up and fight for America, then we’ll do fine and we’ll win this vote on Wednesday. But if we have Republicans who are afraid to fight, who are unwilling to do so, who are half-hearted in their measures, then of course, we’re going to lose, and voter fraud is going to win.
I’m confident we'll have a significant number of House GOPers who will fight for & protect America’s election system. I’m less confident in GOP Senators. Now is the time to call on Senators to demand they stand for honest & accurate elections, and support House members on Jan. 6. pic.twitter.com/Saj3MBw7cr
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) January 5, 2021