Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said that if only legitimate votes are counted, President Donald Trump won the Electoral College. Therefore, he said that on Jan. 6, 2021, the 117th Congress will proclaim the re-election of the president.
Brooks made the statements Monday, Dec. 14 on Fox Business’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” hours after the Electoral College certified the election results.
In a dialogue with host Lou Dobbs, he explained that there are precedents where Congress did not validate electoral votes due to irregularities.
He gave as an example what happened in the 2016 elections, when the Democrats tried to obtain the Donals Trump’s votes from Alabama and Georgia.
Further back in time, in 2005, something similar happened with Ohio’s votes for George Bush.
“The law is very clear, the House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust,” he explained.
“And in this instance, with what has happened nationally, I’m quite confident that if we only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College, and we should not be counting illegal votes and putting in an illegitimate President of the United States,” he continued.
He warned that the president and his allies will not hesitate in their legitimate struggle to know who the American people elected.
“Where we’re headed as a country is this, quite simply, we’re a Republic, and the bedrock of a Republic is an honest and accurate voting system,” he said.
“And if you don’t have an honest and accurate voting system, then you may as well throw out the claim that you’re a Republic,” he added.
He added that under those circumstances, “those who can steal the most votes, who can engage in the most voter fraud and get away with it are going to be the ones that rule the roost in Washington, D.C.”
However, he warned that this is not what the country’s founding fathers wanted, nor “what a million or so Americans who have lost their lives in wars wanted, giving us this Republic, this democracy where we could control our own fate and our own destiny.”
“So I have a choice; I can either sit back and surrender and be a part of the surrender caucus, or I can fight for our country,” said Brooks. “And that’s what I’m going to do.”
He developed his strategy so that only legitimate votes are counted.
“On January 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote counts are unworthy of our ratification in the United States Congress,” he said, pointing out that the only thing he needs is for one senator to join his claim.
“If we have a House member and a senator, then by golly, that forces a House vote and a floor vote on whether to accept this systematically flawed election system or to reject it,” he added.
As it turned out days ago, Brooks’s proposal had already received the support of Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
With the endorsement of one representative and one senator, in the Jan. 6 session of Congress, each chamber will have two hours to debate and then cast a vote on whether to disqualify a given state’s votes. Both chambers would have to vote in favor of the initiative.
Brooks expressed hope that Congress would be able to “have an honest, fair and accurate election.”