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Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that he will object to the certification of the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6 — the first senator to make such a declaration.

“Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard,” Hawley said via social media, captioning a statement. “I will object on January 6 on their behalf.”

The GOP senator outlined in his statement that congressional Democrats in the past have similarly objected to the certification process to raise “critical issues,” just as he intends to do. Though, unlike his Democratic counterparts, Hawley surely doesn’t expect to be “praised” by the media.

“Following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes in order to raise concerns about election integrity. They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did,” the statement started. “And they were entitled to do so. But now those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same.”

Hawley specifically identified issues concerning the 2020 election in Pennsylvania and influence from Big Tech.

“I 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,” the Republican stated. “And I 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 asserted.

“For these reasons, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues,” concluded Hawley.

“Any member of the House, joined by a member of the Senate, can contest the electoral votes on Jan. 6. The challenge prompts a floor debate followed by a vote in each chamber,” The Washington Post outlined Wednesday, noting that the Democrats currently control the House and “a number of Senate Republicans have publicly recognized Biden’s victory,” likely leading to an “inevitable” loss for President Doanld Trump.

“Even in the unlikely event that Trump were to prevail in the Senate, where Vice President Pence would be in position to cast a tie-breaking vote if needed, the challenge still would fail given the House vote,” the Post added.

According to The Kansas City Star, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican, and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “reportedly tried to dissuade members of the GOP caucus from bringing such an objection in a phone call earlier this month after the Electoral College affirmed Biden’s victory with 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.”

Hawley apparently went ahead with the announcement, anyway.

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Keith Stegath December 31, 2020
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I don't understand how you who believe this nonsense lived past infancy? A person screaming they are God believes they are God. Just because they believe it does not make it true. Wake the f*** up. You are members of a cult.
Dennis Ray Freeman December 31, 2020
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He'll soon cave. When the threats against his family start it'll happen. I hope I'm wrong.
MAC December 31, 2020
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Almost.... 5 House members, 5 senators a 5 SC judges. It comes down to the judges.
Michael December 31, 2020
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And it begins. The first domino falls and others will fllow. By the Grace of Almighty God Trump will win this! Praise God!
LST December 31, 2020
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I only hope many more will join him; if they have balls and don't cower at the sight of a "mighty" demonrat.
Evangeline December 30, 2020
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Thank-you, sir! The only ones so far that I think will have the guts to object with you are Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Mo Brooks and Jim Jordan. The rest that don't should be voted out and considered traitors.
Brenda Linstra December 30, 2020
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I live in Missouri and voted for Senator Hawley. Glad to know that was a worthwhile vote. Also glad to know that the other senator is worthless. I think he's retiring next time a vote is due, but if not he won't get my vote. He's not standing for what the citizens of Missouri want. All those other Republicans should consider themselves out of office after being worthless representatives of their states.
Pat December 30, 2020
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Nice to see some Republicans standing up for what is RIGHT!! ALL of them should be behind the president and expose the blatant election fraud! I'm disgusted with those who are so wussy that they fail to stand up!
Debbie Hawkes December 30, 2020
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I'm from Missouri and Josh Hawley is 1 of the FeW that WILL DO what's right for citizens And the USA! Roy Blunt from Missouri does NOT represent the Citizens OR the USA. he's an old-timer that's been paid off and pass his time TO GO! way past His time to go! THANK YOU JOSH! THIS NEEDS TO CALL FOR A REVOTE! IT'S LEGAL CITIZENS ONLY! NOT A RECOUNT! INSURRECTION ACT NEEDS ENCATED! TRUMP NEEDS TO STAY IN OFFICE! NEVER TURN OUR HOUSE OVER TO BIDEN AND CHINA!! JANUARY 6 CITIZENS WILL BE IN WASHINGTON TO BE SEEN AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND AGAINST ILLEGAL ELECTROAL VOTES!
Joseph M Nelson December 30, 2020
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Well I am from Tennessee and if our senators dont get behine The best president we have ever had, I will never vote for them again, We dont need socialism in this great country, And we need men and women that well stand up and fight for this country, Not a bunch of whims, And we sure dont need Joe Biden We need the Man who loves this country President Trump.
Larry December 30, 2020
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When one or two instances are brought forward about voter irregularities ...that's one thing... but damn there's to many now to overlook... If the vote is not legal.. aka... following the rules... then we are doomed...
Carol December 30, 2020
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Yeah! A person in government with some intestinal fortitude. There need to be several hundred more just like him!
William Shaker December 30, 2020
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Love me some Josh Hawley. Hasthe courage of his convictions, unlike McConnell and most other weak-kneed Republicans. Time to get a spine. Time to get tough. Win the Senate and then block confirmation on every single Biden nominee. Joe Biden is not my President!
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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.

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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.

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

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“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.”

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