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Jake Tapper noted on Thursday that two House Republicans have confirmed to him that “at least 140 Republicans” in the will oppose the certification of the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.

The Electoral College has already voted for Joe Biden to attain the Oval Office over Donald Trump, the result of a tight contest, but the results of that vote are still to be certified prior to Biden taking power.

It was on Wednesday that Senator Josh Hawley issued a statement that he would not vote in favor of certifying the results. He was widely criticized for this, but said that he was fighting for “Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard,” he said that he would “object on January 6 on their behalf.”

He has reportedly been joined by more in the GOP who back his assertion 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.”

CNN reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had instructed Republicans not to go ahead with opposing the vote. However, McConnell has also withheld the scheduling of a vote on the COVID relief bill, which was passed by the House, signed by Trump, and now will be unlikely to clear the Senate prior to the new year.

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.”

Hawley said “But Congress has so far failed to act.”

When Trump was elected in 2016 and when George W. Bush was elected in 2000, Democrats brought objections with regard to the electoral votes. Sen. Barbara Boxer, in 2005, objected to those electoral votes from Ohio that were cast in favor of President Bush.

This resulted in Congress needing to debate separately for two hours over whether or not to allow Ohio’s votes for Bush to stand. While neither chamber voted to reject the votes, Sen. Dick Durban backed the move to consider rejecting the votes, saying that:

“Some may criticize our colleague [Sen. Barbara Boxer] from California for bringing us here for this brief debate,” Durbin said at the time, noting that he would not vote to reject Ohio’s electoral votes. “I thank her for doing that because it gives members an opportunity once again on a bipartisan basis to look at a challenge that we face not just in the last election in one State but in many States.”

After the Nov. 3 general election, issues regarding alleged ballot fraud and election irregularities were raised, and the Trump campaign pursued lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Nevada to obtain recounts and audits of absentee ballots.

The state of Texas brought a case against Pennsylvania to the Supreme Court, but the court declined to hear it. Despite legal failures, many in the GOP have stated their ongoing concerns not just about the general election results, but election and voting procedures in states across the US.

A major issue concerned absentee balloting, which was ramped up as Democrats stoked fears that voting in person could spread coronavirus and pose a danger to those practicing their civic duty.

There have only been two presidential elections that were decided in the House of Representatives, those in 1800 and 1824. However, Congress has never amended the Electoral College votes.

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WASOON January 1, 2021
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We cannot allow this fraud to go unchecked. It is for the survival of Western Civilization.
William Shaker January 1, 2021
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Let's hope this is NOT just symbolic posturing. Pence just completely undermined the whole effort. What a coward!
Upsidedownjack1 January 1, 2021
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America really needs to rethink the SCOTUS! The ( judiciary) has not done the Job That they were Appointed to do. And THAT IS TO MAKE JUDGEMENTS ON THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION and BILL OF RIGHTS! Not to make a “law” out of some “FEELINGS” to make some party feel Good! And DAMN SURE NOT TO TURN THEIR HEAD AND “NOT” Take something because some Sissyass Social warriors want the Word to Change! Your there to judge on the CONSTITUTION, ONLY.America does not give a shit what your feelings Are! DO YOUR FUCKEN JOB!!!!
Matt January 1, 2021
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''However, Congress has never amended the Electoral College votes''. Well it's about time they ''grew a pair'' and fucking stepped up to the plate!!!! This blatantly fraudulent election result cannot be allowed to stand !!!
MARK January 1, 2021
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WE NEED A LIST OF THE 57 WHO ARE NOT SUPPORTING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND VOTER INTEGRITY....WE NEED TO OVERLOAD THEIR PHONE AND GET THEM ON THE RIGHT SIDE.....SHAME ON THEM!
Evangeline January 1, 2021
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Excellent! Now where are the other 57 House republicans?!
LST January 1, 2021
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Good news, but they ALL need to stand up and oppose it. Biden is a dangerous prick, owned by China.
Granny January 1, 2021
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I was a democrat for over 50 years, didn’t vote for them every time but was registered that way. After Obama/Biden I could see the horrors that we are experiencing now. If you know history and if you shut off main stream media and research you find out many scary things about what goes on in our government. From local on up to our misrepresenting congress. I’m no long a democrat. I will not be associated with a party that is communistic. Moderate democrats they are taking your freedoms from you. They will open borders and your children will be killed because they will not punish anyone that hurts you. But worse than that they are allowing China and Russia work to take us over. They are at this present time 100 miles off of our shores. Russia has tried over 350 time to get into our air zones. Chinas navy is moving in in all directions taking over ports in different countries. So I beg you, republicans and democrats alike, stand up against Biden getting into office. China owns him, really they are already telling him what to do. Listen to what they are saying in China, he is owned. Most of our congress is owned by them. Ask your representatives no matter what party to stand up and fight for our country.
RockyMtn 1776 January 1, 2021
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It appears at least SOME Republicans are growing a spine. Took them long enough, cowards that they are.
Pat January 1, 2021
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140 brave patriots; where are all the others? I emailed my rep because I didn't see his name on the list and I demanded that he join with the 140. ALL Republicans should be standing behind the president, and in fact, all HONEST Dimms should as well. Not sure how many honest Dimms there are though.
Larry January 1, 2021
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In plain English... if there is a contested electorial college vote.. it goes to the House...with the stipulation that every state gets ONLY one vote... and Republicans have 37 of the 50 states... hence.. Trump wins...
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Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)

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WATCH: Trump Attorneys Destroy House Managers on Lying to American Public and Using Manipulated Tweet as Evidence

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President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary For Allegedly Sexually Harassing, Threatening Reporter

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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