Rep. Matt Gaetz announced that he will be challenging the electoral college votes during the Joint Session of Congress on Jan. 6 when votes are counted.
Rep. Gaetz made the promise during his speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit.
“So on January 6, I’m joining with the fighters in the Congress and we are going to object to electors from states that didn’t run clean elections,” Gaetz said.
Gaetz joins Rep. Mo Brooks, who previously announced that he will be objecting to the electoral college votes. Alabama senator Tommy Tuberville is also said to be joining the effort.
“I had a chance to speak to coach Tuberville just moments ago and he says we are done running plays from the establishment’s losing playbook and it’s time to fight,” Gaetz said.
“Now coach Tubervillve went for it a lot on fourth down when he was coaching at Auburn. They called him the Mississippi riverboat gambler. The odds may be tough, it may be fourth and long but we’re going for it on January 6.”
The Epoch Times explains, “objections during the joint session must be made in writing by at least one House member and senator. If the objection meets requirements, the joint session pauses and each house withdraws to their own chamber to debate the question for a maximum of two hours. The House and Senate will then vote separately to accept or reject the objection, which requires a majority vote from both chambers.”
“If one chamber accepts and the other rejects, then according to federal law the ‘the votes of the electors whose appointment shall have been certified by the executive of the State, under the seal thereof, shall be counted.’”