Sen. Josh Hawley has entered the arena.
Hawley announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he will object to the Electoral College Certification on Jan. 6th.
“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,” Hawley said in a statement. “And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in the support of Joe Biden.”
“For these reasons, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues,” Hawley concluded.
Hawley is the first member of the Senate to publicly commit to objecting to the certification process on Jan. 6th. Hawley joins a number of GOP House of Representatives who will oppose certification.
By committing to objecting, Hawley ensures that both chambers of Congress will have to separately debate the objections for a maximum of two hours. For an objection to any state’s votes to succeed, both chambers must “concurrently” agree with the objection.
Whether Hawley’s objection is successful, it will force GOP senators to go on record with their stance regarding President Donald Trump’s allegations of voter fraud. That, in itself, will be eye-opening for the American people who want their elected representatives to defend this president and, ultimately, defend the country’s election process.