President Trump is not giving up the fight over the 2020 election. Now he’s hoping that a number of senators will be willing to object to the Electoral College vote during next month’s joint session of Congress.
On Thursday, Trump urged senators to object to electoral votes in the upcoming joint session on Twitter while praising Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), who indicated he may do just that.
“You see what’s coming. You’ve been reading about it in the House. We’re going to have to do it in the Senate,” Tuberville said.
Calling Tuberville “a great champion and man of courage,” Trump said, “More Republican Senators should follow his lead. We had a landslide victory, and then it was swindled away from the Republican Party—but we caught them. Do something!”
In a follow-up post, Trump wrote that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and GOP senators as a whole “have to get tougher, or you won’t have a Republican Party anymore.
“We won the Presidential Election, by a lot. FIGHT FOR IT. Don’t let them take it away!”
During the joint session, a written objection can be filed. If it has the backing of at least one representative and one senator, it requires the chambers to withdraw and debate the objection for two hours. The objection would not be upheld unless it gains a majority vote in each chamber, something that would be extremely unlikely in the Democratic-controlled House.