Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has doubled down on objecting to Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, despite pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Hawley put out a statement Thursday afternoon in which he reiterated the reasons for why he is choosing to object to the electoral vote count on Jan. 6.
According to the report, McConnell held a conference call with Senate Republicans on Thursday morning in which he questioned Hawley multiple times about his intent for the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress. However, McConnell got no reply as Hawley was not on the call.
Hawley’s office did not respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment.
The senator said that his constituents are “deeply angry and disillusioned,” and are frustrated that Congress has not taken any meaningful action to investigate the voter fraud claims, with the exception of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) who held a Senate hearing on election irregularities earlier this month.
“I intend to object during the certification process on January 6 in order to force these issues to the fore, and to point out the unprecedented failure of states like Pennsylvania to follow their own election laws and the unprecedented efforts of the Big Tech corporations to interfere with this election,” Hawley added.
Objections require both a representative and a senator to sign. If objections get the required support, they trigger both chambers withdrawing from the joint session to debate for two hours and vote on whether to uphold the challenge. A simple majority in each chamber is needed to uphold the challenge.