GOP Sen. Josh Hawley (MO) announced Wednesday that he will formally object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory when a joint session of Congress convenes to make Biden the 46th president on January 6.
In a statement he released, Hawley wrote:
“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws.”
Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard. I will object on January 6 on their behalf pic.twitter.com/kTaaPPJGHE
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 30, 2020
Hawley can object as loudly and vociferously as he pleases, but it won’t change a damn thing. Joe Biden will still be the next president.
The only way Hawley’s attempt to steal the election from Biden could even proceed during the joint session would be if Democrats agree to join the objection and call into question the legitimacy of the 2020 election. That won’t happen for one very simple reason: There was no fraud or other problems with the balloting, which even Chris Krebs, the former election election security chief, remarking:
“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”
Hawley was pilloried on social media for his publicity stunt:
This is sedition. You are trying to nullify an American election because your cult leader did not win. This is not Russia. The people decide elections in this country, not Trump. And you know there was no fraud. You KNOW THAT.
— Juli Bunting#BlackLivesMatter (@JuliBunting) December 30, 2020
60 lawsuits were heard and dismissed because there is no evidence.
You are objecting with no evidence.
This is a matter of you believing this election should be stolen for your master.
You should not be a sitting congressman.
— Mandy Thornton (@thornton_mandy) December 30, 2020
Those concerns have been heard. Countless times. In a court of law. They have been found to be meritless and frivolous. You’re playing politics to look out for a man who’d back the bus over you the first chance he got. The ultimate act of cowardice.
— 🍑’s cutout at the Breslin (@PeachJames_) December 30, 2020
Josh Hawley had no problem with trump seeking Russian and Ukrainian interference in our election but is outraged that Americans voted in record numbers for joe Biden. #Traitor
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 30, 2020
It’s going to be deeply refreshing to watch this decision bite you in 2024 when you try to run for POTUS and you fail to talk your way out of this loathesome move.
— jdtechie (@jdtechie) December 30, 2020
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