The Electoral College may vote to elect Joe Biden president, but it’s up to the Congress to certify that result. One House member promises to object, and he’s calling on all Americans to pressure their representatives to do the same.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) refuses to be a part of the “surrender caucus,” he told Lou Dobbs on Fox Business Network on Tuesday.
“I have a choice. I can either sit back and surrender and be a part of the surrender caucus or I can fight for our country. And that’s what I’m gonna do,” Brooks said.
That means that on January 6, when Congress is tasked with rubber stamping the Electoral College vote for Biden, there will be at least one congressman standing up to object.
If Brooks can find one US senator to stand with him, it will force both the House and Senate to vote on the merits of the 2020 election.
“I’m quite confident that if we only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College, and we should not be counting illegal votes and putting in an illegitimate president of the United States,” Brooks told Dobbs.
Brooks cites the election clause under Aritcle I Section 4 of the US Constitution, which he says several states violated, resulting in a “systemically flawed election system.”
Despite outrage from Democrats against him, Brooks points to recent history of Democrats challenging presidential election results. In 2005, California Senator Barbara Boxer sought to deny President George W. Bush the electoral votes he won in Ohio. And in the 2016 election, House Democrats tried to deny President Donald J. Trump his electoral votes in Alabama and Georgia.