As Breitbart News
detailed last week, at least 140 House Republicans, including incoming lawmakers who will be sworn in Sunday, are expected to object to Electoral College votes on Wednesday.
On Saturday, several GOP senators
announced that they, too, will “reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.”
“The 2020 election, however, featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities,” they said.
“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes,” they added.
Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Mike Braun (R-IN.), and Sens.-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) are joining Cruz in the effort. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) also
announced last week that he would object to Electoral College votes on January 6.
Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short
said Saturday that the vice president “welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people,” noting Pence “shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election.”