Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., is vowing to challenge the election results when Congress convenes on January 6 to officially tally the votes from the Electoral College.
On Monday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden received enough electoral votes to be certified as the winner of the 2020 election, and Brooks appeared on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to say such challenges have happened before.
“Well, it’s happened many times in the past,” he told host Lou Dobbs. “Apparently, some folks have not done their history. By way of example, Democrats in the House tried it in 2017 when they tried to strike Alabama’s vote for Donald Trump. Georgia the same way, the House Democrats tried to strike it. Barbara Boxer tried to strike Ohio for George Bush back in 2005.”
“So this is not unusual and the laws are very clear.” Brooks continued. “The House of Representatives in combination with the U.S. Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such fraud election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust.”
The Republican was adamant that he believes illegal votes were cast in the election.
“In this instance, with what has happened nationally, I’m quite confident that if we only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won the electoral college,” Brooks proclaimed. “And we should not be counting illegal votes and putting in an illegitimate president of the United States.”
Dobbs noted that there are “cries of fraud from almost every quarter in the country,” calling the 2020 election “the most contentious election certainly in my career, in my lifetime, bar none.”
“We’ve had some close ones, but nothing like this,” he said, in asking Brooks where things go from here.
“Where we’re headed as a country is this, quite simply, we’re a republic — and the bedrock of a republic is an honest and accurate voting system,” Brooks said. “And if you don’t have an honest and accurate voting system, then you may as well throw out the claim that you’re a republic. You’ve lost that right, you’ve lost the control of your government.”
“Under those circumstances, those who can steal the most votes, who can engage in the most voter fraud and get away with it are going to be the ones that rule the roost in Washington D.C.,” he added, stressing this isn’t what our Founding Fathers wanted, or those who died in wars to uphold our form of government.
“So I have a choice, I can either sit back and surrender and be a part of the surrender caucus, or I can fight for our country,” the GOP lawmaker said. “And that’s what I’m going to do. So on Jan. 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote-counts are unworthy of our rat-few cautions in the United States — ratification in the United States Congress.
Brooks explained that he needs a member of the Senate to join him to force a floor vote on “whether to accept this systematically-flawed election system or to reject it.”
He also stressed that it requires the public to “rise up and say we support our country, we support our republic and we demand an honest and accurate election system.”
Calling it “an organic-type effort,” the congressman said the tactic will only work if the people call on elected officials to “do what is right, to reject a systemically-flawed election system that has allowed millions upon millions of votes to be illegally cast in this past election.”
“When I say millions, I mean millions, and I can back that up,” Brooks insisted. “And it’s not just all illegal aliens and non-citizens, although that’s in that ballpark. It’s also the violations of Article I, Section Four of the United States Constitution, the election clause, by so many government officials who are not empowered to do it.”
“But they did it anyway resulting in huge masses of illegal votes.”
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