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Brooks addresses pro-Trump rally ahead of Electoral College certification

Trump will address the crowd at 11 a.m. Congress will meet in a joint session at 12 p.m.

Congressman Mo Brooks

The U.S. Congress will meet Wednesday to certify the Electoral College results for the Nov. 3 presidential election, and Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks will lead an effort objecting to the certification in the special joint session of Congress.

Tens of thousands of Trump supporters will meanwhile be holding mass rallies in Washington D.C., showing their support for President Donald Trump and urging Congress to reject Electoral College results showing that President-elect Joe Biden won the presidency. Brooks addressed the protest rally this morning.

“You’re going to want to tune in tomorrow’s #StoptheSteal rally early so you don’t miss my 7:50 am CT barn burner of a speech,” Brooks announced. “President Trump asked me personally to speak tomorrow and tell the American people about the election system weaknesses that the Socialist Democrats exploited to steal this election— weaknesses we have to fix so America has honest and accurate elections. Watch at the link below!”

The rally begins at 7 a.m. Trump will address the crowd at 11 a.m. Congress will meet in a joint session at 12 p.m. An estimated 140 House Republicans and at least 13 Senate Republicans reportedly will join Brooks’s campaign to nullify the election results.

“In the House, I’m confident we will have a significant number of Republicans that will fight for and protect America’s election system,” Brooks said. “I’m less confident in Republican Senators. Now is the time to reach out to Senators to encourage them to stand for our Republic, honest and accurate elections, and support House members on Jan. 6th.”

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, is one of the senators who has stated that he will object. Tuberville has joined a group of 11 GOP senators demanding that the certification of the Electoral College results be postponed until a special commission can be appointed to investigate allegations of election fraud. 

Our present understanding is that they will object to the election results in Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania as well as perhaps other states. When an objection is made by both a congressman and a senator the joint session will end, the two bodies will each go back to their own chambers and then debate the objection for two hours. After two hours they will vote on the objection and then come back into the joint session. Organizers say that there will be at least three objections raised and each will be made as its own objection, so this could drag on and be continued tomorrow.

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The protest rallies will continue through the night and are expected to resume on Thursday. A dozen charter buses filled with pro-Trump supporters from Alabama left out of Anniston headed for Washington Wednesday.

Far-left groups including ANTIFA are staging counter protests so there is a possibility of violence. The Mayor of Washington D.C. has already called in the National Guard even though she resisted calls to bring in the guard during Black Lives Matter protests this summer.

There appears to be no path forward for the objections to be carried and the election results rejected. If that were to happen, then the House of Representatives would vote on who the next president of the United States would be in a state-by-state count with each state congressional delegation getting one vote. Democrats are united behind Biden, while many Republicans view this process as undemocratic and even dangerous. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has reportedly discouraged Republican senators from objecting.

At this point, it seems certain that Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Despite this, millions of America believe that his election was illegitimate.

Brooks represents Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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