Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks just put Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell on notice over the looming January 6th date.
On January sixth Congress will formally vote to accept the Electoral College votes that went for Joe Biden.
Congress can object to a state’s vote and in that event, both chambers will retire and vote on the objection.
Because the Dems have the House and at least 4 GOP Senators any challenge is doomed to fail.
Unless Mo Brooks can pull off a miracle and he aims to try. He announced that he and 18 other members of the House of Representatives are demanding election fraud hearings before that fateful day of January 6th.
He wrote, “Constitution Article I, Section 4 (the “Election Clause”) empowers Congress to set the times, places and manner of elections involving federal elected officials. State legislatures are similarly empowered to set the times, places and manner of elections provided they do not conflict with the laws of Congress.
There are countless incontestable examples wherein governors, election officials, and judges altered states’ election procedures in violation of the Constitution’s Election Clause, in conflict with Congressional acts setting the times, places and manner of elections, and in conflict with legislative acts similarly setting the times, places and manner of elections.
What is unknown is the exact extent to which these violations of Article I, Section 4 illegally affected and altered federal elections within various states.
Constitution Article 1, Section 5 empowers the House and Senate to be the “Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members.”
United States Code Title 3, Chapter 1 states the process by which electoral college electors’ votes are communicated to Congress and the procedures by which Congress accepts or rejects states’ electoral college vote submissions (3 U.S.C. 15).
The sum and substance of the above Constitutional and statutory provisions is that Congress is the final and ultimate judge, jury and arbiter of all contested Congressional, Senatorial, and Presidential elections.
The House of Representatives has already received notice of, and shall be the “Judge” of, an election contest in Iowa.
Similarly, the presidential election has been the subject of dozens of lawsuits alleging voter fraud, illegal voting, and election theft which, on January 6, 2021, may or will be the subject of extensive floor debate as Congress determines whether to accept or reject various states’ electoral college vote submissions.
To date, and as would be expected because federal elected office contest duties lie with Congress, federal courts and the Supreme Court have had no trials on, no substantive evidentiary hearings on, and declined to rule on the merits of numerous voter fraud, illegal voting and election theft allegations in dozens of lawsuits.
America’s republic is dependent on the actual and perceived honesty and accuracy of the elections which are the underpinning of all republics.
Inasmuch as it is inevitable that Congress will face one or more election contests, likely to include that for President of the United States, we, the undersigned, request that your committees do their jobs on behalf of our country and immediately and without delay hold all evidentiary and other hearings necessary to fully investigate and probe the anomalies of the 2020 general election so that Congressmen and Senators will be fully informed as we face contests and questions about the legitimacy and validity of all federal elections held on November 3, 2020.
This request has particular urgency due to federal law mandating that all objections to the receipt of various state Electoral College vote submissions be made on January 6, 2021.
Therefore, we ask that you immediately convene and hold hearings that:
Probe all allegations of illegal conduct concerning the November 3, 2020 elections.
Investigate systemic problems affecting our elections.
Hear from election experts to explore legislative solutions that lessen the impact of fraudulent and illegal votes and restores faith that America can hold a free and fair election.
We look forward to your prompt action on these matters that are critical to America’s continued existence as a republic.
18 House colleagues joined me in sending a letter to @senatemajldr, @SpeakerPelosi, and various House & Senate committee chairs seeking election fraud hearings ahead of the Jan 6th Electoral College vote submissions. pic.twitter.com/IcRvZ5pSED
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) December 17, 2020