Trump thanks the Republican MP for challenging Biden’s victory

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Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Republican Representative Mo Brooks for his plan to challenge the electoral college votes when Congress sets out to certify Joe Biden’s election next month.

“Thanks to Rep (sic) Mo Brooks! Trump tweeted and then reposted the same tweet an hour later, correcting the spelling error.

Brooks, a 66-year-old congressman who has just been elected to his sixth term, said on Wednesday he would issue an official challenge on Jan.6, saying the presidential election was “gravely flawed” and that the vote by mass correspondence was “unconstitutional”. .

MP-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, 46, joined Brooks in her last-ditch effort to overturn the results, saying she would challenge the electoral college votes as well.

Once sworn in on January 3, 2021, one of the first actions of the new Congress on January 6 is to certify the presidential election by approving the votes of the electoral college.

Greene, who will be sworn in as the Republican representative for Georgia’s 14th district next month, says she will join Brooks in formally contesting the results.

“I just met @RepMoBrooks, and told him I was 100% on board! Greene tweeted on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Republican Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks for pledging to launch a final push to overturn election results

Brooks, 66, said on Wednesday he plans to officially challenge the Electoral College's results when Congress moves to certify Joe Biden's election on Jan.6

Brooks, 66, said on Wednesday he plans to officially challenge the electoral college results when Congress moves to certify Joe Biden's election on Jan.6

Brooks, 66, said on Wednesday he plans to officially challenge the electoral college results when Congress moves to certify Joe Biden’s election on Jan.6

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who will be sworn in Jan. 3 to represent Georgia's 14th District, joins Brooks in this effort

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who will be sworn in Jan. 3 to represent Georgia's 14th District, joins Brooks in this effort

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who will be sworn in Jan. 3 to represent Georgia’s 14th District, joins Brooks in this effort

“I am 100% on board!  Greene tweeted on Wednesday after meeting Brooks

“I am 100% on board!  Greene tweeted on Wednesday after meeting Brooks

“I am 100% on board! Greene tweeted on Wednesday after meeting Brooks

She also tweeted Thursday that she was looking for a senator to join her and Brooks in contesting the results.  A member of both houses of Congress is required to formally initiate deliberations on a challenge

She also tweeted Thursday that she was looking for a senator to join her and Brooks in contesting the results.  A member of both chambers of Congress is required to officially initiate deliberations on a challenge

She also tweeted Thursday that she was looking for a senator to join her and Brooks in contesting the results. A member of both houses of Congress is required to formally initiate deliberations on a challenge

Greene gained national attention in her run for the Republican primaries after it was revealed that she supported certain notions pushed by the QAnon conspiracy theory group.

In a 2017 video, Greene said the group’s ideas are worth listening to.

QAnon is a far-right conspiracy that claims the Democratic Party is the facade of a network of sex traffickers and pedophiles who are plotting against Trump from within government.

Brooks and Greene would need a senator to join the effort, as at least one member of both chambers must issue a challenge to force deliberations on the issue.

“I’m looking for a Senator to join me and @RepMoBrooks in rejecting fraudulent votes for @JoeBiden and keeping @realDonaldTrump in the White House!” Greene pleaded in a tweet Thursday.

She urged, “RT and tag your senator. “

Brooks insists he will continue to move forward with the process even without upper house support, which means there will be a protest when the election results are confirmed on January 6.

Brooks said in a report released on Wednesday: “In my opinion, if only the legal votes of eligible US citizens were cast, Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a significant margin, and the congressional certification should reflect that. “

“This election was stolen by the Socialists engaging in extraordinary measures of electoral fraud and election theft,” he continued.

The presidential election results show Trump with 232 Electoral College votes against Biden’s 306 – well above the 270 margins needed for a victory.

Attorney General Bill Barr said on Tuesday that there was no evidence of fraud sufficient to overturn the election result and that Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results have failed state after state.

The House and Senate meet in joint session with the Vice President who presides on January 6. In alphabetical order, each state has its results read.

Following these procedures, a legislator of the House and the Senate can meet to challenge the results of that state.

This kicks off two hours of debate in each chamber and a vote on whether to take up the challenge.

Greene gained national attention after finding out she supported certain ideas pushed by far-right conspiracy theory group QAnon

Greene gained national attention after finding out she supported certain ideas pushed by far-right conspiracy theory group QAnon

Greene gained national attention after finding out she supported certain ideas pushed by far-right conspiracy theory group QAnon

In 2017, a handful of members of the Democratic House protested against Trump’s victory, but were rejected by Joe Biden as he presided and got no support from a senator.

At the time, Republicans called them sore losers.

The last time a motion was successfully presented was in 2003, when 30 House Democrats and one Senator managed to hold a debate on the validity of John Kerry’s loss in Ohio, but were lost the vote by an overwhelming majority, claiming victory for George W. Bush.

This too was criticized by Republicans as sour grapes.

Successfully rejecting a state’s constituency votes requires a two-chamber majority, and with Democrats controlling the House, it is effectively impossible.

Brooks, a five-term congressman from Alabama and a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, said he had had “indirect communication” with GOP senators about joining forces in the effort to challenge the votes of the electoral college.

He said members of the Republican leadership did not indicate which direction they were heading when it came time to officially certify the election.

Brooks acknowledged that the decision to try to block certification could be more of a token protest, unlikely to produce change.

Some have theorized since before the election that Trump would seek to overturn the election results if Biden emerges through the conservative-majority 6-3 Supreme Court.

Brooks, however, says Congress is the ultimate authority on the matter.

“A lot of time is wasted in court,” Brooks said. “The Supreme Court does not have the legal authority to decide whether to accept or reject submissions from a state electoral college. “

“Under the United States Constitution and American law, it is the job and the duty of elected officials,” he added.

“And so it is the United States Congress that is the final judge and jury in deciding whether to accept or reject the constituency submissions by the states, and to elect who might be the president and vice-president. President of the United States, ”Brooks told Politico.

The Alabama congressman recently won his sixth term as the non-opposition Republican candidate in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District.

Trump’s attempt to call off the election has sparked fighting within the Republican Party – dividing those who support his challenges and those who don’t.

Brooks Freedom Caucus member Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas has targeted GOP conference chair Liz Cheney of Wyoming over her comments about the election.

Cheney said if Trump still couldn’t prove his allegations of electoral “fraud”, he should “keep our electoral process holy” and concede to Biden.

In a private GOP appeal on Tuesday, Gohmert told Cheney that he would not support her for another term in office and that he would encourage someone else to run against her. he knew his positions before the election.

Cheney rebuffed Gohmert’s rebuke, saying it simply reaffirmed that the rule of law should be upheld in America.

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