11 Additional GOP Senators Will Join Josh Hawley on Jan. 6th
Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
Like other conservatives, I’ve been waiting with bated breath to see if Josh Hawley would be the lone Senator standing on January 6th. On that date he plans to join 40 Republican House members in objecting to the electoral vote, which should make for a very interesting day. Or two. Or more.
Today, 11 additional GOP Senators announced that they will be joining Hawley. The group includes:
- Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
- Mike Braun (R-Ind.)
- Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
- Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
- Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
- John Kennedy (R-La.)
- James Lankford (R-Okla.)
Joining them will be the following Senators-elect, who will be sworn in on Sunday, before the joint session:
- Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.)
- Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)
- Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
- Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.)
The Senators (and Senators-elect) put out the following joint statement:
“America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law. When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate should acknowledge and respect the legitimacy of that election. And, if the voters choose to elect a new office-holder, our Nation should have a peaceful transfer of power. The election of 2020, like the election of 2016, was hard fought and, in many swing states, narrowly decided. The 2020 election, however, featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations, and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.”
The Senators are calling for an audit, as the statement explains:
“We should follow that precedent. To wit, Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.
The Senators make note of a similar 1876 commission, comprised of five representatives, five senators and five Supreme Court justices, which reviewed fraud allegations.
The statement from the Senators goes on to say: “Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to 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.”
I’m relieved to see Josh Hawley won’t be the only one standing against the injustice of this election. And I’m happy to see some familiar names on that list—men and women I’ve grown to admire.
Now for the big question: Will other Senators step up, now that these 11 have decided to join Hawley? Will there be enough of a voice against the fraud to cause a real stir and possibly overturn the election? Will Congress appoint an Electoral Commission to get to the bottom of all of this, once and for all?
Only time will tell.
Until then, I have a suggestion: If your representatives aren’t listed here, contact them at once and respectfully ask them to speak out against the glaring incidents of fraud that took place in the 2020 presidential election. We need men and women and courage to step up, but they might need a little encouragement from their constituents to do so.
You will find their contact information at https://www.senate.gov.