Rep. Gaetz Set To Join ‘The Fighters’ On 1/6 As Prospects Of An Electoral Battle Heats Up

[Image source: Congressman Matt Gaetz's YouTube-- Turning Point USA. President Donald Trump-- Sky News YouTube video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

At least six lawmakers have agreed to object to electoral votes during the upcoming joint session of Congress, joining Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), the effort’s leader.

The Electoral College vote makes the result official, unless Congress blocks the January 6 count. Under an 1887 law, a congressman and a senator together can submit written objections to a state’s vote count.

Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has implied that he would back a congressional challenge against the results of the Electoral College, which certified its votes in favor of Joe Biden last week.

“We have no choice but to win this election,” Tuberville said at a rally for Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Georgia. “They’re going to try to steal it, they’re going to try to buy it, they’re going to do everything they can to lie, cheat, and steal to win this election like they did in the presidential election. It’s impossible. It’s impossible, what happened. But we’re going to get that corrected,” Washington Examiner reported.

Announcing his support to fight for President Donald Trump, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said he would “object to electors from states that didn’t run clean elections” on January 6, 2021, when Congress is scheduled to certify the electoral college’s vote.

“On January 6th, I’m joining with the fighters in Congress. We’re going to OBJECT to electors from states that didn’t run clean elections,” Gaetz tweeted on Monday.

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Rep. Gaetz also said during a speech on Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit event in West Palm Beach, FL that he would be objecting to the electors.

“Now, in 2016 they couldn’t beat Trump with actual voters at the Ballot Box. So they tried with impeachment at the witness box, and when that failed they ran to the mailbox where they could process hundreds of thousands of votes, oftentimes in the dark of night without signature matches, excluding the observers, sometimes where people voted in different states, sometimes when they lived in different states, sometimes when they weren’t even alive at all,” Rep. Gaetz said.

“And so on January 6th, I’m joining with the fighters in the Congress and we are going to object to electors from states that didn’t run clean elections,” the Florida congressman announced during his speech.

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Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) told The Epoch Times earlier this month, “There’s three of us that have publicly said that we will refuse to certify Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, and I definitely have a very strong feeling that there will be more of us.”

“The number will grow, because I’m talking to a lot of people. Seventy-five million Americans voted for President Trump, and right now 70 percent of that number feel that the election was stolen and that fraud has taken place. We know that we have big problems here in Georgia. So I think this is definitely something the American people will be supporting us in our efforts,” Green said.

On Monday she tweeted, “On January 6, I will #FightForTrump”.

Green also wrote that Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “should support” President Donald Trump “and join our objection on Jan 6th!”

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Rep.-elect Barry Moore (R-AL) has also publicly committed to challenge the election results.

“I think as the process becomes more public and the media starts to get the word out that this is our plan, I feel like there’s good conservative people, ethical people—I’d love to see some Democrats join us,” Moore told The Epoch Times.

“I think we’ll have some join us, certainly some people who say they will stand by the president on the campaign trail—it’s time now to stand and to make sure we get this right,” he added.

Greene and Moore will be sworn in on January 3, 2021, three days before the joint session of Congress. Brooks won reelection. Continued Below

Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) also announced Monday that he object to electoral votes during the upcoming joint session of Congress.

Cawthorn told a crowd at a Turning Point USA event in Florida, he will join the group planning to file objections. “When you look at what’s happened in a lot of these liberal swing states, that have liberal governors and liberal secretaries of state, you can see that they have broken the law and gone against our Constitution with this election. And so, because of that, on Jan. 6, as the people of western North Carolina sent me to do a job, I will be contesting the election,” he said.

He added on Twitter: “The right to vote in a free and fair election is the cornerstone of our Republic. Attempts to subvert the Constitutional authority of state legislatures to conduct elections strikes at the very heart of representative government. I choose to stand in the breach, to fight for us.”

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