If the world has learned anything over this election cycle it’s that Donald Trump does not easily throw in the towel. Even with Sen. Mitch McConnel publicly accepting Joe Biden as the 46th president, Trump doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.
There has been clear cut evidence of voter fraud in almost every voting precinct in the nation, and while guys like McConnell are losing steam and have become tired of fighting, Trump is still in the ring swinging.
Promising to provide more information concerning the day the electoral votes will be recounted in a joint session of Congress, the president tweeted, “See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it.” It’s difficult to say what Trump has up his sleeves but he’s encouraging every last one of his supporters to make the trip.
At least 11 members of the House of Representatives, and probably more, have steadfast plans of voicing their objections. At this point, those 11 members are looking for a Senator, any Senator, who will take their side.
Electoral vote challenges must consist of not only a representative but also a member of the upper congressional chamber. Without this, the objection would not be heard.
Trump has become blue in the face from repeatedly calling on Republican senators to object to the votes. The president has not even begun to slow his widespread election fraud claims as the worst America has ever experienced, especially in swing states.
So far Trump isn’t having much luck. Two dozen GOP senators have already flat out said no and others have indicated their answers will be the same. They will not object.
This certainly does not mean all hope is lost. Five senators have said they’re giving the objection careful consideration, but the top dog who is giving Trump the most amount of hope is Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.). The rest haven’t ruled it out, they’re just not totally on board yet.
Senate GOP Majority Leader Whip John Thune is urging other Senators to not object to the count, saying that doing so “would go down like a shot dog.” Other lawmakers have joined in by taking rough shots at anyone who may be planning to object.
“All this talk about Jan 6th from @realDonaldTrump and other congressional grifters is simply explained: they will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can’t do anything. It’s sad, and an utter scam,” tweeted Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.).
Trump has predicted that the Jan. 6 protests “will be wild,” but it’s difficult to say if he was speaking about the ruckus he feels will be taking place inside the chambers, or outside of the White House by the thousands of protestors, he’s counting on to show up.
The lead organizer of the “Stop the Steal” protest movement, Ali Alexander, along with Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) are the brains behind the plans to protest in D.C. as the votes are being counted.
“It was to build momentum and pressure, and then on the day change hearts and minds of congresspeople’s who weren’t yet decided, or saw everyone outside and said, ‘I can’t be on the other side of that mob,’” Alexander said.
While Donald Trump is hoping to draw a crowd numbering in the thousands, Alexander is way more optimistic in saying he expects the protest to draw in excess of 1.5 million people. “This may be the biggest event in D.C. history,” he claimed.
So if you don’t have anything to do on Jan. 6, now you do.