January 2nd , 11 more Republican senators and elected senators announced that they would oppose President-designate Biden’s victory next week when Congress certifies the electoral college vote next week.
According to CNN on January 3, 11 Republican senators, including Congressman Cruz representing Texas, issued a joint statement on the 2nd that they plan to oppose the certification of the U.S. election results in the January 6 congressional vote and proposed that the Election Commission give “disputed states” The election results are subject to “urgent 10-day audit”.
CNN said that U.S. Vice President Pence seemed to be supportive of the above actions.
“Pence shares millions of Americans’ concern about fraud and irregularities in the U.S. election just past, and the vice president welcomes efforts by members of the House and Senate to use their statutory powers to raise objections and evidence,” Pence’ chief of staff, Mark Short said in a statement to CNN.
Earlier, Congressman Gomert, who represented Texas, filed a lawsuit with several Republican members of Arizona to recognize Pence’s right to decide which electors’ votes can be officially counted in a six-day congressional meeting to overturn Biden’s victory.
However, the lawsuit was rejected by a federal judge on the evening of the 1st.
On December 30, 2020, Republican Senator Josh Hawley took the lead in confirming the vote that would challenge the Electoral College on January 6. Responding to the new wave of Republicans on the 2nd, he said, “I hope more people can listen to the opinions of voters and take action”.
But this move was opposed by some Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Meanwhile, supporters of US President Trump intend to organize a march in the capital on the day of congressional certification of the election results.
In response, Trump himself posted on social media on December 30, 2020, saying: “See you in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021.”