January 20. Remember the date. This is the date when the people of the United States will see Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the country. Amidst the transition, Donald Trump continues to prove his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.
With only a few days left until the inauguration of Joe Biden, President Trump has returned to Washington to try and derail the certification of Biden’s victory. He wants Republicans to support his claims.
President Trump is also set to visit Georgia for the January 5th run-off election, where he will urge people to vote to maintain the Republican majority in the Senate. However, Trump has been criticizing the electoral system in Georgia for the past few months. The current tirade by Trump could pose a problem for him and his allies.
According to a report, there’s a possibility that almost 140 Republicans could vote to dismiss the electoral votes from key swing states. However, Senators who had no choice but to remain silent during Trump’s presidency, have an opportunity to speak up now. A Republican Senator from Missouri, Josh Hawley has stated that he will object to the election results when they are certified. However, a Nebraska Senator posted on Facebook to encourage his colleagues not to raise objections on the results and not to fall for this dangerous trap. Many Republicans are divided on how to respond to this situation.
Since Republicans were reluctant to make a decision, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned them not to object. However, after Hawley announced that he will oppose the ratification of election results, Republicans will now have to make a choice. This rhetoric has created a difficult situation for the 19 Republican senators who are running for reelection in 2022.
McConnell has explained to his colleagues that this will be one of the most vital votes they will ever cast, and it will have a significant impact on their political careers in the future.