Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, refusing to join the growing number of Republicans planning to object to the process, Axios has learned.
Scott, who joins several veteran Republican senators standing firm against President Trump’s efforts to overturn his legitimate election defeat, sparked buzz about a 2024 presidential run after getting the red carpet treatment at the Republican National Convention in August.
Scott’s argument echoes that of other pro-Trump dissenters, like Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), who are worried about the precedent that will be set by their GOP colleagues’ effort and the potential damage to American democracy.
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NEW: @TimScottSC will certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College win on Wednesday, refusing to join the growing number of Republicans planning to object to the process, according to a draft copy of his forthcoming statement obtained by @axios https://t.co/WjNf6TEU4o
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