Steve Bannon announced on his Podcast, Bannon’s War Room Pandemic, Saturday, that he had confirmed statements that there are up to a “dozen Republican Senators who are in talks to join Senator Josh Hawley and contest election results”.
Bannon also predicted that up to 200 US House Reps would also contest the results.
Reports of Senators went viral quickly:
Conformed: “JUST IN: Roughly a dozen Republican senators are in talks to join Senator Josh Hawley in objecting to the electoral college results when Congress meets Wednesday, per multiple Republican sources (CBS News).”
Sen. Josh Hawley was the first Senator to make news with his plans to contest the election results:
“Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard. I will object on January 6 on their behalf,” Hawley posted on Twitter.
Hawley’s office released the following statement about his plans:
Sen. Hawley Will Object During Electoral College Certification Process On Jan 6
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will object during the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021. Senator Hawley will object to highlight the failure of some states, including notably Pennsylvania, to follow their own election laws as well as the unprecedented interference of Big Tech monopolies in the election. He will call for Congress to launch a full investigation of potential fraud and election irregularities and enact election integrity measures.
Democrats have previously objected during the certification process for the 2004 and 2016 Presidential elections.
Senator Hawley said, “Following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes in order to raise concerns about election integrity. They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did. And they were entitled to do so. But now those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same.
“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws. And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden. At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. But Congress has so far failed to act.
“For these reasons, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues.”