Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is speaking out, saying that Trump should not concede yet.
Jordan was asked by CNN if Trump should concede next Monday, to which he said, “No. No way, no way, no way.”
The Republican lawmaker added, “We should still try to figure out exactly what took place here. And as I said that includes, I think, debates on the House floor — potentially on January 6.”
On Jan. 6, 2021, there will be a joint session held by the Senate and House of Representatives, where a lawmaker may challenge the electoral vote returns.
As CNN pointed out, supporters of the losing presidential candidate have previously taken their case to the House floor, including following the 2000, 2004, and 2016 presidential races.
There have been 27 Congressional Republicans who have said Biden won the election, according to The Washington Post’s recent reporting. Roughly 88% of Republicans who serve in Congress have not said who won the election.
Biden secured the Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, according to the Associated Press. This came after California certified its presidential election on Friday.
Trump, however, has not backed down, calling the 2020 presidential election “rigged” and has made repeated unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the election.
The Electoral College delegations will meet on Dec. 14 in their states to vote. The Senate and House of Representatives will hold a joint session on Jan. 6, 2021, to count the electoral votes and declare the results. The presidential inauguration is set for Jan. 20, 2021.
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