On Thursday, Jake Tapper claimed that two House Republicans have confirmed that “at least 140 Republicans” will be opposing the Electoral College’s certification on January 6th.
The Electoral College had voted for Joe Biden to sit in the Oval Office as the United States President over Donald Trump. It was a tight contest, but the results still need to be certified before Biden takes power.
On Wednesday, Senator Josh Hawley stated that he would not be voting in favor of certifying the results. He was scrutinized and criticized for this, but in response, he said that he was fighting for “Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard.”
Hawley claimed that he would “object on January 6 on their behalf.”
He has also been joined by more in the GOP who share his opinion that he “cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws.”
Tennessee’s Diana Harshbarger has also joined Hawley by publicly stating that she will be joining her other GOP colleagues in objecting. Harbarger claims, “I stand for free and fair elections, and I am ready to fight for Tennessee and our Country.”
Louisiana Representative Clay Higgins also publicly objected to the certification of electoral votes on January 6th.
Hawley stated that he “cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega-corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden. At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections.”
“But Congress has so far failed to act,” he added.