Members of Congress met with President Donald Trump on Monday over Electoral College objections and to create a plan of action when the Joint Session of Congress convenes to certify the Electoral College results on Jan. 6, Fox News reported. The rules dictate a House member and a senator needs to challenge the state’s Electoral votes.
GOP Reps. at the meeting included Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Louie Gohmert of Texas. Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who also attended the meeting, said the president deserves the chance to oppose the electoral votes for President-elect Joseph R. Biden from the disputed six battleground states. They will meet for two hours in the New Year, and then vote on whether to disqualify a state’s votes — it is a longshot.
“Some people just haven’t totally gone public yet, but we’re going to have a lot of people on board, and we definitely have senators,” Greene told Fox News. “This is going to be historic and the amount of evidence is overwhelming.”
Vice President Mike Pence is the acting Senate president. He will preside over the 117th Congress to formally certify each state’s slates of presidential electors.
Trump said at a Turning Point USA, conservative student organization, event he “won in a landslide.”
“We are fighting, really for the country, because this election, we won this election in a landslide,” added Trump. “It’s all documented, the problem is we need a party that is going to fight, and we have some great congressmen and women that are doing it. And we have others, some great fighters, but we won this in a landslide. They know it, and we need backing from like, the Justice Department and other people have to finally step up.”
By Corine Gatti-Santillo