Add another name to the list of GOP Congressmen that are planning to challenge the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.
According to the Epoch Times, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) threw his name out along with dozens of other GOP House members who are planning to challenge the Electoral College vote verification on Jan. 6. In a statement to Fox News, he said “There are dozens in the House of Representatives who have reached that conclusion that I have; we’re going to sponsor and cosponsor objections to the Electoral College vote returns.”
When an objection to the Electoral College vote occurs, it requires a member of the House along with a member of the Senate to carry out the motion. Thus far, Senator elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) suggested that he may join alongside Brooks and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY.) along with other House GOP members in carrying out the motion.
However later during his interview with Fox News, he was unsure whether or not any Republican senators will take join him in his challenge. Brooks said “The real issue is whether we have any senators who have done their homework and have studied what has transpired… that there has been massive voter fraud and election theft unlike anything we have seen in American history.”
This challenge of the Electoral College has been used by Democrats many times, the most recent being their protest to the certification of the 2016 election results, which ultimately led to a Donald Trump victory, and this attempt was used both times against former President George W. Bush election results.
To make his case in a joint session of Congress, Brooks plans to refer to a 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform report made by former President Jimmy Carter and former Reagan advisor James Baker, that warned against fraudulent elections.