[BREAKING] McConnell Doesn’t Support EC Vote Challenge
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell astonished everyone when he castigated his fellow Republicans who challenged Arizona’s election results, arguing they were subverting the Constitution by attempting to overturn the election results.
“I’ve served 36 years in the Senate. This will be the most important vote I’ve ever cast,” McConnell said. “The voters, the courts, and the states have all spoken. They’ve all spoken. If we overrule them, it will damage our republic forever.”
Republican Representative Paul Gosar and Senator Ted Cruz objected to Arizona’s election results shortly after the proceedings began, sending both chambers back to debate separately whether to accept the results. The effort is certain to fail, given the requirement that both chambers must vote to reject electors, and Democrats control the House.
Proceedings were interrupted by protestors breaching the Capitol soon after he made his remarks, and it was uncertain at press time as to when they might be able to resume counting the Electoral College votes to certify Joe Biden as the President-elect.
[This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.]