In an extraordinary conference call this morning with fellow Senate Republicans, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his Jan. 6 vote certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election will be “the most consequential I have ever cast,” according to a source on a call and two other sources briefed on the private remarks.
His remarks to his conference are likely to escalate President Trump’s anger with him for daring acknowledge Trump’s defeat. Many Republican senators are furious at Hawley for forcing them to take what Trump is setting up as the ultimate loyalty test on January 6th.
On the call, McConnell asked Hawley to explain what he planned to do on Jan. 6, said a source on the call. There was just one problem: He was met with silence. Hawley hadn’t dialed into the conference call
My full report on an extraordinary call this morning… McConnell said his Jan. 6 vote certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election will be “the most consequential I have ever cast” – more consequential than votes on wars and impeachment. https://t.co/0gPwybabuY
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) December 31, 2020
As predicted –
CNN: McConnell tells GOP senators he is giving them room to “vote their conscience” on election objections.
Trusting McConnell or Thune re election objections was always like trusting Graham re election year SC vacancies – stupid.
— AlmostExMerc (@AlmostExMerc) December 31, 2020