Joe Biden is now officially almost the President. Late Wednesday evening, the outgoing Republican led Senate paid no mind to the thugs outside the Capitol that demanded the election-certification process be stopped. The ongoing seditious effort by Republicans to unlawfully overturn Joe Biden ‘s victory was again dismissed by officials 92-7 in a formal Senate vote.
It is yet again another major rebuke too the Republican Party that in recent weeks appears to have turned against everything they’re supposed to represent. The latest challenge coming out oof Pennsylvania was the final nail in the coffin in the extraordinary effort by Republicans ‘s in which they failed to disenfranchise millions of American voters.
Josh Hawley in his efforts to vote against the certification was joined by Sen. Ted Cruz, as well as Florida Sen. Rick Scott, Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and newly minted Sens. Cynthia Lummis, Roger Marshall, and Tommy Tuberville.
During the hours-long after hours debate (the Senate and the House reconvened along with Congress after the Capitol was secured) Republicans also tried to challenge the votes in Michigan; Georgia, and even Arizona. None of those states were successful either more often than not because they simply didn’t have the Senate support they led their supporters to believe they did.
As the Senate was reopened by Mike Pence (who notably refused to adhere to the demands made by Trump), Pence made it clear that he was uneasy with the violence committed by the GOP and its thuggery on the streets on the Washington.
It was a ‘dark day in the history of the United States Capitol.’
‘But thanks to the swift efforts of the U.S. Capitol Police, federal, state and local law enforcement, the violence was quelled. The Capitol is secured and the people’s work continues,’ Pence said.