House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday introduced the 4 congress members who will lead Democrats in the course of the anticipated challenges and debate within the joint session of congress to certify President-elect Joe’s Biden Electoral College win Wednesday.
Reps. Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren, Jamie Raskin and Joe Neguse will lead Democrats within the “Constitutional, historical and thematic justification for respecting the will of the people,” Pelosi wrote in an open letter to colleagues. “On the Floor of the House, we will have a civics lesson about protecting the integrity of our democracy.”
“Tomorrow is about guaranteeing trust in our democratic system,” the speaker continued.
Several Republican lawmakers from the House and Senate have mentioned they plan to object to certifying Biden’s 306-232 win within the Electoral College based mostly on accusations of fraud to assist Biden in a number of battleground states.
President Trump’s crew has misplaced quite a few authorized challenges since November in an effort to overturn the outcomes.
Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that there was “massive voter fraud” within the common election has spurred a few of his strongest supporters in Congress – greater than 100 House Republicans and no less than 13 GOP senators – to say they’ll increase objections to the election outcomes.
While the transfer by Trump supporters in Congress to boost objections to the presidential election leads to states like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin, will sluggish the continuing, it’s anticipated to fall far quick.
The mixed votes of the Democrats in Congress, in addition to many Republicans who don’t help Trump’s makes an attempt to overturn the election outcomes, must be greater than sufficient to dismiss the push by the president’s supporters.
Fox News‘ Paul Steinhauser and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.