Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mo Brooks, R-Ala., defined throughout an unique interview with “Sunday Mornings Futures” why they’re spearheading the trouble within the House of Representatives objecting to the certification of the presidential election outcomes on Jan. 6.
“The ultimate arbiter here, the ultimate check and balance is the United States Congress and when something is done in an unconstitutional fashion, which happened in several of these states, we have a duty to step forward and have this debate and have this vote on the 6th of January,” Jordan informed host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
Jordan and Brooks appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” hours after House Republicans held a uncommon Saturday night time convention name to handle their purpose of overturning sure states’ Electoral College outcomes on Wednesday, Brooks informed Fox News.
Brooks mentioned 50 lawmakers, together with Jordan, President Trump and White House chief of employees Mark Meadows, had been on the decision. He added that the members on the name mirrored solely “some” of these in Congress who’ve dedicated to difficult the Electoral College outcomes, which favored Democrat Joe Biden.
In order for an objection to be thought of, it should be endorsed by at the very least one senator and one consultant, which is trying extra doubtless as a dozen senators got here ahead Saturday publicly following the announcement by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., that he would object to Pennsylvania’s outcomes.
The senators introduced Saturday they’d object except an emergency 10-day audit was carried out to evaluate allegations of voter fraud by an electoral fee.
Following an endorsed objection, the House and Senate can be required to droop their joint session and separate to debate objections for two hours.
The House and Senate would then must vote on certifying the outcomes; the objections should keep a easy majority, in any other case they are going to be dismissed and the present outcomes finalized.
On Sunday, Brooks says he intends to object to 6 states – Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada – saying a few of the states “clearly violated Article I, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, the election clause, that empowers the United States Congress paramount authority and then legislatures secondary authority to set the times, places and manner of elections.”
“Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, all clearly violated Article I, Section 4 so we can either ratify that with our votes, that illegal conduct, or we can oppose it,” he continued. “I stand for opposing the violation of the United States Constitution, federal statutes and state statutes.”
Brooks mentioned he has seen “overwhelming and compelling” proof that there was fraud and introduced up Nevada for instance.
Brooks claimed that regardless that Biden “purportedly prevailed by 33,000 plus or minus votes,” there have been tens of 1000’s of “votes identified that were illegal,” together with from 1000’s of non-citizens and people who allegedly voted twice.
“You’ve got people who purported to live at an address that doesn’t exist, people who purported to live at an address that is a business address where of course nobody lives, you’ve got dead people voting,” Brooks mentioned, including that if all these votes, which he’s “quite confident” overwhelmingly went to Biden, are faraway from the equation, “Trump carried Nevada.”
“And then you’ve got the massive violation of Article I, Section 4, where mail-in balloting is not allowed,” Brooks added. “Congress, pursuant to its powers in Article I, Section 4, establish a day four of the election, that’s a 24 hours window.”
“We set exceptions for certain absentee ballot purposes, people overseas, people who are disabled, what have you, but this mail-out ballot scheme, that is in direct violation of Article I, Section 4, that is in direct violation of the statutes of the United States Congress, those are illegal votes.”
Republican allegations of widespread voter fraud that would overturn the election outcomes have thus far not been confirmed in court docket or discovered by state and native election officers.
The motion to overturn sure states’ Electoral College outcomes additionally has induced a divide throughout the Republican Party, with a number of GOP senators condemning the transfer Saturday.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has been a critic of the president all through his tenure and known as GOP senators’ plan to reject the Electoral College outcomes an “egregious ploy.”
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., additionally condemned the transfer by defending the integrity of his state’s voting accountability, saying Trump’s loss was “explained by the decline in suburban support.”
Trump repeatedly has claimed the election was fraudulent, regardless of former Attorney General William Barr saying that the Department of Justice may discover no proof to help widespread voter fraud.
The Supreme Court has refused two Trump campaign-led lawsuits, and greater than 50 circumstances have been dismissed from decrease courts throughout the nation.
Jordan informed Bartiromo on Sunday that he believes Democrats wished “chaos and confusion created around mail-in voting” as a result of “they were going to win the election after the election.”
“Several of these states did it [counting votes] in an unconstitutional fashion. That is the heart of our argument,” Jordan added. “So let’s have the debate on Wednesday, let’s show the American people what took place, they haven’t had that, there have been no hearings.”
“We’ve known as for hearings and investigations in Congress, [House Judiciary Committee Chairman] Jerry Nadler and [Oversight Committee] Chairwoman [Carolyn] Maloney won’t hold them here in the United States House of Representatives so we have to have this debate on the 6th of January, on this Wednesday, so the American people can see what was done in an unconstitutional fashion,” he continued.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall and Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.