The 14 Republican senators protesting against the certification of the electoral college

The 14 Republican senators protesting against the certification of the electoral college

Note from the editorial team, January 6, 8:40 p.m. ET: This situation continues to develop quickly after Pro-Trump has stormed the Capitol.Steve Daines (R-MT), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and James Lankford (R-OK) have signaled that they will no longer contradict the vocal certification.No more objections should be given, but not all 11 remaining planned objections have confirmed this. This history is updated with further information as soon as you are available. For VOX's latest reporting on the situation in the Capitol, follow our storystream.

On January 6, the congress is to confirm the coordination of the election college.

Despite all the available evidence, the American constitutional process and the long -lasting democratic norms, 14 Republican senators have announced that they will contradict this certification.

In the end, these senators will not be successful, but it is a definitive escalation of what was largely cheap talk of republicans who still support the repeated attempts by the president to tip the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Although President Donald Trump had supported large parts of the GOP in his earlier efforts to question the victory of the elected President Joe Biden and to contest the results, the recent (and last) efforts to focus on the Congress certification was started withSen. Josh December 30th published Hawley an explanation in which he said that he could not vote to confirm the results of the election college ", allegedly because of his conviction that" some states, especially pennsylvania, are their own electoral lawsdid not follow ”. He also accused Facebook and Twitter of interfering with Bidens' favor (Hawley made a name for himself when he fought against Big Tech).

Three days later, eleven other senators under the direction of Senator Ted Cruz announced that they would "reject voters from controversial states", provided that no "10-day emergency test" of the election results has been completed.Many people have questions about the legitimacy of choice - and conveniently ignore every role that the president and prominent Republican played by spreading conspiracy theories that were widely exposed.


The last 48 hours in Trump's attempt to steal the choice, explains

In the night before the Senate of Georgia, both Republican candidates announced their resistance to certification within one minute.An interview tweeted, in which he says: "I agree that I [appeal]" and asks his colleagues in the Senate to join the effort.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) published a comment in which he recognized that "our constitution and the law demand that I accept the final decision of the states about an election". He continues that he is still "ready"is to oppose some voters ".

As Cameron Peters said for VOX, the entire GOP conference with Hawley, Cruz and the plans of the other senators on board is by no means appealing against the normally superficial procedure.

Nevertheless, 14 Republican senators - about a quarter of the conference - are nothing. The current list of contradicting senators is:

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo)

Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wi)

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)

Senator James Lankford (R-OK)

Senator David Perdue (R-GA) (Perdue's term of office expired before the runoff election, so he is no longer a member of the congress and therefore cannot vote) therefore)

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)

Senator John Kennedy (R-La)

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Senator Mike Braun (R-in)

Sen. cynthia lummis (r-wy)

Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN)

Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Al)

In the House of Representatives, more than 100 Republican MPs announced their intention to appeal on January 6th.Although these figures are worrying, it does not reach the level that is necessary to actually reject the coordination of the electoral college.

Die 14 republikanischen Senatoren, die gegen die Zertifizierung des Wahlkollegiums protestieren

The certification of the election college will probably exist

Andrew Prokop from VOX has more about the procedural details, which will happen on Wednesday, but in short: Vice President Mike Pence will start with the counting of the votes of the election college.“, Prokop explains, there is not enough Republicans to actually reject the voices of the Electoral College, but it is an opportunity for potential hope of 2024 like Pence, Hawley and Cruz to fight the spotlight.

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), another potential candidate for 2024, has raised an objection against this recent attempt to cancel the results of the presidential election.Position candidates along the Trump axis that the party has reoriented.

Cotton is not the only republican senator who opposes these efforts. Fruer reports have shown that the majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, and the majority leader of the Senate, John Thune, both are to split up the Republican faction in one vote,who either contradicts Trump or completely rejects the legitimacy of the choice. How Cameron Peters wrote for VOX, published Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney and the outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey all violent explanations, “which did this to fail - but alarming undemocraticpushed back to rejection of the bida voters ”.

According to CBS News, the full list of republican senators who support the certification is:

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo)

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La)

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

Senator Susan Collins (R-Me)

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Senator Richard Shelby (R-Al)

Senator John Thune (R-SD)

Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa)

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Toomey's statement flared the contradicting senators: “A fundamental, formative characteristic of a democratic republic is the right of the people to choose their own leaders. The efforts of the Senators Hawley, Cruz and others to tip the results of the 2020 presidential elections directly ..... "

He rejects the flimsy arguments of the insulting senators and argues that "allegations of fraud through an inferior election campaign cannot justify the cancellation of an election".

Hawley fired back to Toomey in an email to his colleagues, in which he told the high-ranking member that he should "not put words in his mouth" and wrote that we, instead of discussing the topic by press releaseA debate in the Senate ”.” Hawley was the first to publish a press release on this topic.

In a tweet on Monday, President Donald Trump described the group, which supports the certification, as a "whirring caucus" and claimed that they "would go down as weak and ineffective in shame".Have advantages and disadvantages, but one thing is certain that they never forget! "

It is a clear shot in front of the bow for all other hopefuls of 2024, who are considering pronouncing for the certification. The message is clear: If a long-time Trump-ally like Cotton can be dropped as easily, anyone else can do it too.

Correction, January 6th: A previous version of this article incorrectly presented the position of Senator James Lankford for the election certificate.oblige to "accept the final decision of the states". But on Wednesday he said on Twitter that he was ready to raise objections if the Democrats did not agree to the formation of an election commission.

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