On Wednesday night several Republican lawmakers dropped their objections to certification of the Electoral College count after violently breaking down the US Capitol Building earlier in the day by a pro-Trump mob.
Why it matters: GOP members of Congress who initially said they would object to the inverted count before the Congress reorganize and condemn the president’s supporters who toppled the building.
big picture: Before Congress arose again, censors Steve Steve (R-Monte.) And James Lankford (R-Okla.), Who originally indicated they would object to the certification, condemned the violence on Capitol Hill and said. They will vote For authentication.
- Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) On the Senate floor after Congress was convinced she could not object to the certification after the riots, saying she could “no longer be an object of good conscience.”
On the other hand: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Indicated that he would continue to object to the certification, saying that the certification debate was an “appropriate place” to raise concerns about election security.
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