Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued warnings to Republican senators during a private caucus call to not reject the election results on January 6.
McConnell reasoned that challenging the results could put Republicans in the awkward position of having to take a “terrible vote” because they would also have to vote in favor or against President Donald Trump. Such a move could look bad in front of voters who are already angry about the voter irregularities. South Dakota Senator John Thune and Missouri Senator Roy Blunt were in agreement with McConnell.
This is frankly laughable. A vote like this is what angry Americans need right now. To figure out who is with Trump and who is against him. The GOP has frankly been lackadaisical in regards to the issue of voter fraud and they must be taken to task for that.
According to West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, no one on the call rejected McConnell’s advice to accept the results from an otherwise fraudulent election. “There wasn’t any pushback to it,” she recounted. “There’s wasn’t anyone saying: oh wait a minute. That didn’t occur.”
McConnell advised his fellow Senators on December 15, the day after the Electoral College voted for Joe Biden to not challenge the 2020 election’s results.
A number of House Republicans have not bought into the McConnell strategy. Led by Alabama congresswoman Mo Brooks, these Republicans still have plans of challenging the election results on January 6, 2021, the day Congress is set to certify the election results.
If a Republican senator joins the House’s effort, it could result in both chambers taking a vote on the election. Although not many Republican senators have stepped up to the plate in challenging the election results, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has not completely ruled out the idea.
Brooks has been upset with the Senate’s indecision and refusal to challenge the election’s results. “I find it unfathomable that anyone would acquiesce to election theft and voter fraud because they lack the courage to take a difficult vote on the House or Senate floor,” Brooks told Politico. “Last time I checked, that’s why we were elected to Congress.”
GOP leadership is stuck in an uncomfortable position, as they should be. Republicans are rightfully facing the heat from Trump and his base. GOP apparatchiks want to keep the GOP base pacified heading into the Georgia runoff races on January 5.
We have to ask ourselves how motivated Georgia voters will be heading into these elections knowing that the GOP leadership has done nothing to ensure nationwide election integrity standards.
Also, McConnell has every reason to avoid this kind of vote. He’s of the “Business First” branch of the GOP that was soundly rejected by the base during the 2015 primaries. McConnell and company would like nothing more than to get Trump out of office to continue business as usual.
A public vote to challenge the electoral votes would expose the Republicans who are against Trump, which could give the nationalist movement a concrete list of politicians to target during future primary elections. McConnell’s wing of the party wants nothing to do with that.
The grassroots must ultimately know who’s loyal to President Trump and his nationalist agenda, while also compiling a list of all the turncoats. The upcoming decade will determine the fate of the American Republic. It will need proper political leadership in all branches of government. Frankly, the current crop of Republican leaders isn’t going to cut it.
The best thing we could hope for is a floor vote that will shine light on the rats and give us a list of politicians to hammer during primaries in 2022, 2024, and 2026. From there, we can purge the GOP of its cucked elements and replace them with red-blooded nationalists who will put the country back on the right path.