Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyHouse GOP lawmaker: Trump would be ‘100% correct’ to veto relief bill Republicans press FBI for briefing on efforts by Chinese government operatives to gain influence with lawmakers House Republicans who didn’t sign onto the Texas lawsuit MORE (R-Texas) on Sunday challenged the seating of lawmakers from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
All are states the place President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court dismisses Gohmert’s election suit against Pence Romney: Plan to challenge election ‘egregious ploy’ that ‘dangerously threatens’ country Pence ‘welcomes’ efforts of lawmakers to ‘raise objections’ to Electoral College results MORE defeated President TrumpDonald TrumpAppeals court dismisses Gohmert’s election suit against Pence Kentucky governor calls vandalism to McConnell’s home ‘unacceptable’ Pence ‘welcomes’ efforts of lawmakers to ‘raise objections’ to Electoral College results MORE in November and the place Republicans have raised allegations of voter fraud or different irregularities.
Roy — one of many few conservatives not backing the effort to challenge the outcomes of the presidential election on Jan. 6 — argued that if there was widespread voter fraud to the extent that it could change the presidential election outcomes, as lots of his colleagues declare, the legitimacy of outcomes down poll are additionally referred to as into query.
“Such allegations – if true – increase important doubts concerning the elections of at the least among the members of america Home of Representatives that, if not formally addressed, might forged a darkish cloud of suspicion over the validity of this physique during the 117th Congress,” he mentioned in an announcement. “In spite of everything, these representatives had been elected by means of the exact same programs — with the identical poll procedures, with the identical signature validations, with the identical broadly utilized choices of govt and judicial department officers — as had been the electors chosen for the President of america underneath the legal guidelines of these states, which have turn into the topic of nationwide controversy.”
“And whereas the legislatures of these states have despatched us no formal indication that the outcomes of those elections shouldn’t be honored by this physique, it could confound primary human motive if the presidential outcomes had been to face objection whereas the congressional outcomes of the identical course of escaped with out public scrutiny,” he added.
Every of the six states in query has licensed Biden because the winner of the election and mentioned there was nothing improper concerning the election.
Home Majority Chief Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse passes bill boosting stimulus checks to ,000 in bipartisan vote Democrats say ,000 direct payments will pass House, one way or the other House GOP rejects unanimous consent on ,000 direct payments MORE (D-Md.) rapidly objected to Roy’s try, providing a decision authorizing Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi Kentucky governor calls vandalism to McConnell’s home ‘unacceptable’ Pelosi’s, McConnell’s homes vandalized as K stimulus check bill fails to pass Georgia keeps Senate agenda in limbo MORE (D-Calif.) to manage the oath. That decision simply handed.
Solely two lawmakers voted in opposition to permitting Pelosi to manage the oath to Home members: Reps. Morgan GriffithHoward (Morgan) Morgan GriffithOcasio-Cortez, other lawmakers criticize lack of time to review mammoth bill GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19 Colorado Democrat Ed Perlmutter tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Va.) and Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisGOP lawmakers are showing up more frequently on Newsmax Hillicon Valley: House votes to condemn QAnon | Americans worried about foreign election interference | DHS confirms request to tap protester phones House approves measure condemning QAnon, but 17 Republicans vote against it MORE (R-Md.).
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