Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) just confirmed the rumors. The White House is stunned — President Donald Trump can’t believe it.
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly urged GOP senators to refrain from objecting to electoral votes when it comes time to count them in Congress next month, making the remarks on a caucus call Tuesday,” reported Breitbart News.
Congress will have the opportunity to confirm the Electoral College’s vote on January 6. While McConnell supports Trump, he does not think a challenge to the results would be “in the best interest of everybody.”
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is prepared to oppose the results in the House, however. If he can find just one senator to join him, this would trigger a floor vote and both houses of Congress would have to confirm or reject the results.
Brooks said that Congress “has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust.”
Whether a Republican senator will join him, however, is the question. It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks — especially following the Christmas holiday. It is going to be a rollercoaster.
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