Trump Slams Tom Cotton For Refusing To Object To Biden Vote Certification

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President Trump hammered Senator Tom Cotton after the Republican announced that he would not be joining the effort to object to the certification of electoral votes on January 6th.

Cotton said in a statement Sunday that, while he “share(s) the concerns of many Arkansans about irregularities in the presidential election,” he doesn’t believe Congress has the authority to overturn the results of the election.

“If Congress purported to overturn the results of the Electoral College, it would not only exceed that power, but also establish unwise precedents,” Cotton warned.

Trump fired back in a tweet early Monday.

“How can you certify an election when the numbers being certified are verifiably WRONG,” he replied. “You will see the real numbers tonight during my speech, but especially on JANUARY 6th.”

He followed that with a warning of his own.

“[Senator Cotton] Republicans have pluses [and] minuses, but one thing is sure, THEY NEVER FORGET!”

Twitter labeled the tweet regarding the President’s election fraud claims as ‘disputed.’

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President Trump Slams Tom Cotton and the Surrender Caucus

House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney backed up Cotton’s statement with one of her own accusing those of objecting to Biden’s electoral college victory as setting an “exceptionally dangerous precedent.”

“Such objections set an exceptionally dangerous precedent, threatening to steal states’ explicit constitutional responsibility for choosing the President and bestowing it instead on Congress,” she wrote in part in a 21-page memo.

The President took to social media to blast Republicans not on board with the objections as the “surrender caucus.”

“The ‘Surrender Caucus’ within the Republican Party will go down in infamy as weak and ineffective ‘guardians’ of our Nation, who were willing to accept the certification of fraudulent presidential numbers,” he wrote.

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Some Republicans Willing to Fight

Republican Josh Hawley (MO) became the first senator last week to announce he would back a plan by House GOP members to object to the electoral vote counts on January 6th.

Wednesday will be the day that a joint session of Congress will be called and lawmakers officially certify the Electoral College votes.

“At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections,” Hawley said in a statement.

In a sane world, this would be a reasonable request.

Over the weekend, a dozen senators led by Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a joint statement saying they would join the objection.

An additional 100-plus Republican members of the House are also expected to object to the certification of the electoral votes during Wednesday’s joint session.

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), part of the dozen senators who will object to the election results in certain states, defended the group’s efforts.

“We should get answers to this,” Blackburn said. “The American people should be able to trust in their electoral system, and the electoral college is a vital part of our process. And this will be the opportunity that we have to weigh in.”

That’s a precedent that Cotton and Cheney should want to see.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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