by: Scott McCaulley
A battle is brewing in the U.S. Congress as that body is scheduled to meet on Wednesday to certify the Election Results and pave the way for Joe Biden to take the Oath of Office as the 46th President later this month.
A group of Senators, led by Missouri Republican Josh Hawley along with Texas Senator Ted Cruz, plan to object to the results during a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday at the urging of President Donald Trump, who claims voter fraud in several states denied him a victory in the Election. According to the Associated Press, the coalition of Republican Senators vows to reject the Electoral College tallies unless Congress launches a commission to immediately conduct an audit of the election results.
Hawley tells the Associated Press that his actions are in line with his Missouri constituents that have been “loud and clear” with their belief that Biden’s defeat of Trump was unfair and as a Senator, it is his responsibility to raise those concerns.
Another area Senator that has been a President Trump supporter does not plan to join the coalition. Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton tells the AP that he will not oppose the counting of certified electoral votes, saying that while he is grateful for what President Trump has accomplished, objecting to the Certified Electoral Votes won’t give him a second term but instead will be more fuel for Democrats to push forward their agenda.
The complete story from the Associated Press and Ozarks First can be found here.