Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is criticizing Republican representatives in the House who are weighing protesting the Electoral College vote.
“This is madness,” Romney said on Tuesday, according to NBC News’ Frank Thorp.
He continued, “We have a process, recounts are appropriate, going to the court is [appropriate and] pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate, but trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness.”
“It would be saying, ‘Look, let’s not follow the vote of the people, let’s instead do it what we want,’ that would not be the way a democratic republic ought to work,” the Utah senator added.
Asked if he is confident something like challenging the Electoral College votes would fail, Romney responded, “Yes.”
ROMNEY: "It would be saying, 'Look, let's not follow the vote of the people, let's instead do it what we want, that would not be the way a democratic republic ought to work."
Q: Are you very confident that anything like that would be rejected here.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 9, 2020
Rep. Mo Brooks (R- Ala.) confirmed to The Hill last week that he plans to challenge the Electoral College vote.
He told The Hill, “I’m doing this because in my judgment this is the worst election theft in the history of the United States. And if there was a way to determine the Electoral College outcome using only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, then Donald Trump won the Electoral College.”
“No. No way, no way, no way,” he said.
Jordan 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 Dec. 14, the Electoral College delegates will meet in their states and vote. The electoral vote certificates must be delivered by Dec. 23 to the designated officials. Then, on Jan. 6, 2021, the Senate and House of Representatives will hold a joint session to count the votes and declare the results. Members of Congress may object to the results on that day, according to the Congressional Research Service.
Inauguration Day is set for Jan. 20, 2021.
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