He said some Democrats accused him of “treason.”
Critics point out that despite repeated and sporadic allegations of fraud made by President Donald Trump, each state certified its results – after a full review of some of them – and dozens of court decisions upheld Biden’s victory on Nov. 3 alone. It also noted that Republicans are selective in challenging results, with Biden allegedly winning in some states, but not in the ballot races won by Republicans in those same states. Senate. “The basic and defining feature of a democratic republic is the people’s right to choose their own leaders,” said Pat Tumi (R-Pa.), Who has acknowledged Biden’s victory in his state and nationally.
Regardless, the Texas Republic indicated that they had doubts that the election was legitimate.
“We went with deeply divided, polarized divisions in this country’s election,” Cruz said on the Fox News Channel program, “and we’ve seen unprecedented allegations of voter fraud over the past two months, and that one, deep, deep distrust has been generated.” Of our democratic process across the country. I think we in Congress have a duty to do something about this. We have a duty to protect the integrity of the democratic system. ”
He also said he wanted the Supreme Court, which had twice refused to hear Biden’s election challenges – and said President Donald Trump had asked him to argue before the country’s top court.
“I wish the Supreme Court would have taken this case.” “There were two chances to take this case. Lawyers in one of Pennsylvania, one in Texas, and in both cases asked me to argue the case, and so President Trump called me over the Texas case and said, ‘Ted, will you argue verbally? What if the case is taken to court? “I told the president, ‘Sure, I’ll be happy to do that.’ I wish the court would have taken one or both of those cases. I think the Supreme Court is a better platform to resolve those issues. ”
Cruz said challenging the election results was not the ideal thing for Congress to do, but he felt it was better than just accepting the results.
G.O.P. To make the congressional challenge a success, the House and Senate will have to vote against the certificate when the results of the Electoral College Ledge will be presented under a hearing with Vice President Mike Pence at a joint session of Congress in January. Although Republicans could delay Biden’s credentials by several hours – challenging the results could be debated in both the House and Senate, then a vote – their attempt is almost doomed to fail. Democrats have a majority in the House, and some prominent Republicans in the closely divided Senate have made it clear they will not vote to support the GOP challenge.
Some Senate Republicans – including Tomay, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Merkowski of Alaska, and Ben Sass of Nebraska – have voted against GP. He raised his voice in condemnation of the challenge and called it a threat to the rule of law. Romney said in a statement that “the enormous nuisance of denying voters could increase the political ambitions of some, but dangerously threaten our Democratic Republic.”
“I think it’s a bit of a Don Quixote-Windmill effort,” said Asha Hutchinson, a CBS Republican, Arkansas government official. “I think it’s designed – it will definitely fail. J. Biden has been elected our president and that will be confirmed in his capacity.”
One of the other Republicans vows to reject the election results, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson had a feud with host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, the Republican’s now-defunct finish.
“You had to ask yourself, when you tell people a million times that something has been stolen or something is fraudulent and then they believe, I think you need to look in the mirror,” Todd told him.
“Chuck, look in your mirror,” replied Jones.
Other senators who are planning to challenge Biden’s victory include Sense Josh Haley Lee (Mo.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Brann (Ind.), Steve Dines (Mond.), John Ann. Kennedy (La.) And James Lanknford (Okla.). The other four newcomers are: Bill Hazerty (Tenn.), Cynthia Lumis (Vio.), Roger Marshall (Kan.) And Tommy Tuberville (Ala.). Pro-Trump challenge leaders in the House include Moe Brooks (Ala.), Jodi Hayes (Ga.), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Andy Biggs (Ariz.).
As it turns out, Biden is likely to end up at 232 with Trump, with 306 votes in the Electoral College ledge.