ABC News reports:
Senate Democrats criticized their GOP colleagues after a group of 11 Republicans announced they would oppose the Electoral College results when Congress meets on Wednesday.
Congress will meet for a joint session on Wednesday to certify the Electoral College tally, which found President-elect Joe Biden the victor of the White House race.
President Trump’s campaign and Republican allies have stated numerous times that the 2020 election was tainted by widespread voter fraud. However, U.S. election officials as well as former Attorney General Bill Barr have stated that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
“I did sedition because I was up for re-election” is a helluva thing to explain to your grandkids.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 2, 2021
It is a sad and tragic day for our country that 140 members of the House of Representatives, 13 senators and a defeated president are attempting to undermine American democracy and our Constitution.
They will not succeed.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 2, 2021
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be President and Vice President of the United States in 18 days.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 2, 2021
With all due respect to my Republican colleagues in the Senate who are doing this: can you please get a grip? Election officials across the country, including Republican Governors, have certified these results. This is embarrassing. https://t.co/J4GY3TbIZX
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) January 2, 2021
This pathetic, opportunistic stunt is an attack on our democracy. It’s un-American & unconscionable. Votes have been counted, recounted, certified, & all challenges totally discredited. Time to govern & get things done. https://t.co/PVvK0A1n01
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) January 2, 2021
So enraging to watch Hawley, Cruz, and other political arsonists setting fire to the infrastructure of our democracy. They will not succeed in overturning the election results, but they are doing a lot of damage along the way. pic.twitter.com/DCr2pijV1z
— Senator Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) January 2, 2021