“Proposing a commission at this late date – which has zero chance of becoming reality – is not effectively fighting for President Trump,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday. “It appears to be more of a political dodge than an effective remedy.”
Graham is not alone. Twenty other GOP senators have now spoken against Ted Cruz’s move to vote against the certification of electoral College results on January 6. The Republican list includes Tom Cotton (AR), Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC), Shelly Moore Capito (WV), Bill Cassidy (LA), Mike Lee (UT), Susan Collins (ME), Rob Portman (OH), John Cornyn (TX), Lisa Murkowski (AL), Mitt Romney (UT), Ben Sasse (NE), Richard Shelby (AL), John Thune (SD), Pat Toomey (PA), Roger Wicker (MS), Deb Fischer (NE), Chuck Grassley (IA), Mitch McConnell (KY) and Mike Rounds (SD).
Proposing a commission at this late date – which has zero chance of becoming reality – is not effectively fighting for President Trump.
It appears to be more of a political dodge than an effective remedy. https://t.co/4bIT1J36cL
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 3, 2021
Romney issued a strong rebuke to Ted Cruz’s movement. “The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic,” said Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney in a statement released on Saturday.
Tom Cotton also joined the chorus of those opposing Ted Cruz. “Objecting to certified electoral votes won’t give him a second term—it will only embolden those Democrats who want to erode further our system of constitutional government,” said Cotton in a statement released on Sunday.