Newsmax.com reports that
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., thinks “upwards of” 100 GOP lawmakers will vote to not accept Joe Biden’s victory when Congress convenes on Jan. 6 to count the Electoral College votes.
“I hope I’m wrong. I’m guessing it will be upwards of 100,” Kinzinger told Charlie Sykes Wednesday during an appearance on “The Bulwark Podcast.”
“I think you’re going to have some people that come out and take a strong stand but man, I hope I’m wrong. I’m not going to be surprised if it approaches three figures.”
Kinzinger, one of the few Republicans to speak out against the conspiracy theories President Donald Trump embraces surrounding the election, told Sykes that he’s “over the undermining of democracy and frankly, the massive damage that’s being done with this.
“It is a scam,” he said of the effort to get the election reversed, specifically calling out Rep-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, the pair of House Republicans leading the Jan. 6 effort.
“It is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen, that think this is an opportunity to change it. But instead of being disappointed in the people that led them on this grifting scam, they’re going to somehow try to convince these people that it was the RINO’s in Congress or something like that and not the Constitution that prevents this from happening in the first place.
“All they’re doing is getting a ton of followers, raising a ton of money and they’re taking people that are hurting right now during a pandemic and taking their money from them, not because they’re telling them the truth but because they’re giving them false hope,” he added.
It is not a scam. It is a procedure, according to ConstitutionCenter.org…
Federal law requires the states to deliver certified electoral college results to the vice president, serving as president of the Senate, and other parties by December 23. Then a joint meeting of Congress is required by the 12th Amendment to count the electoral votes and declare the winners of the presidential election. The session on January 6, 2021 starts at 1 p.m.
Objections at that meeting about electors will be settled using a process established by the Electoral Count Act of 1887. The law has its origins in the contested presidential election of 1876 between Samuel Tilden and Rutherford B. Hayes. Several states during the 1876 election sent rival electoral ballots to be considered by Congress, which lacked a procedure to decide among contested slates of electors. The short-term solution was a special 15-person commission (including five House Representatives, five Senators, and five Supreme Court justices) to decide the election, which went to Hayes. In the end, the participating Supreme Court justices cast the deciding votes, after the House and Senate members voted on party lines.
The Electoral Count Act of 1887 and several federal statutes address questions about contested electors that land in Congress. The Congressional Research Service’s current interpretation of the Electoral Count Act explains its understanding of the process when it comes to objections to electoral votes.
“Objections to individual state returns must be made in writing by at least one Member each of the Senate and House of Representatives. If an objection meets these requirements, the joint session recesses and the two houses separate and debate the question in their respective chambers for a maximum of two hours,” the CRS said. “The two houses then vote separately to accept or reject the objection. They then reassemble in joint session, and announce the results of their respective votes. An objection to a state’s electoral vote must be approved by both houses in order for any contested votes to be excluded.”
Never-Trumper Kinzinger, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Vichy Republicans know that the election was rigged.
THEY DO NOT CARE.
To them, preserving the Washington Status Quo is more important that doing what is morally just and right.
Even after the magnificent job which President Donald J. Trump has done leading our nation over the last four years, these tone-deaf Vichy Republicans would rather have a demented old Democrat and his handlers running our country back into the same open grave which Former (Thank God) President Barack Hussein Obama dug for it.
Just look at the tone-deaf political game which Mitch McConnell is playing with the proposed dispersion of $2,000 COVID-19 Relief Funds to every American citizen.
Negotiation is fine.
But, Mitch’s timing just plain stinks to high Heaven.
Average Americans and small business owners are suffering economically from uneven Draconian policies when vary from state to state.
It is bad enough that Pelosi, Schumer, and the Democrats do not care about average Americans.
But, when Republicans revert back to being spineless jellyfish, instead of following the lead of their fellow Republican , who happens to be the 45th President of the United States, it makes for an intolerable situation and a non-functioning Legislative Branch of our Federal Government, which is supposed to write bills and pass laws based on OUR needs, not their own.
So, with both sides attempting to screw President Trump and average Americans royally, it will be up to Vice-President Mike Pence to bring order from chaos.
His choice will be to either preserve our Constitutional Republic or to allow the certification of an obviously-rigged Presidential Election, a move which would mean the end of America as we know it, setting the stage for a governmental shift to “Democratic Socialism”.
I pray that he makes the right one.
May God protect us all.
Until He Comes,