GOP Congressman Pushes Texas Senators to Fight Electoral Vote on 6th January
The recounting of votes may never start. Two Texas senators are forced again to oppose a request for recounting by GOP members.
“I’m Lance Gooden. I am proud to be the U.S. Congressman for Texas’ 5th Congressional District,” wrote Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) on Saturday. “I am also proud to stand with @realDonaldTrump by OBJECTING on January 6th. I call on every fellow member of Congress to do the same. RT!”
In a tweet, Gooden called on Sens Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Corney (R-Texas) to oppose any request for a vote count in several states.
“We should fight for the millions of Texans who have been disenfranchised by the CORRUPT Democrat counties in AZ, GA, MI, NV, PA, & WI,” he wrote to the two Texas senators, referring to counties in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, respectively. “Join me in OBJECTING on January 6th. Fight!” he said.
Corney was the one who immediately responded to this by saying that he would not join any effort and that it made no sense at all, while Cruz on the other hand did not give any answer.
“It’s basically going through the motions,” Cornyn told reporters last week. “It’s a futile exercise.”
Since the last election on November 3, President Donald Trump and his lawyers have said there were too many election irregularities and fake votes to claim that his election was rigged. For that purpose, they tried to change the voting procedures in several countries and at the same time to challenge the obtained results.
Because of the situation, Trump decided to encourage Senate leader Mitch McConnell, along with other Republicans, to challenge the vote at the Jan. 6 Electoral College.
Several of those members decided to oppose Donald Trump. Newly-elected Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) Has announced that he will join Brooks, and later Sen. Rand Paul (R-K). of the Senate and a member of the House of Representatives so that it can result in debates and votes.
The latest statement comes from a Republican whip in the Senate in which he claims that GOP leaders will do their best to thwart the effort.
“Ultimately every senator will have to make their own decision about that but I think there will be people, yeah, reaching out him just to kind of find out what he’s going to do,” Thune said of Tuberville’s intentions, according to The Hill. “If nothing else, we need to kind of know the plan,” he added.
“We’ll see. He’s made some public statements,” he again said of Tuberville. “I’m hoping in the end that all senators will conclude that this election needs to be over with and it’s time to move on.”