Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia may be the last Republican to object to the Electoral College results on Wednesday, Jan. 6, during a joint session in Congress to decide the winner of the presidential election.
Loeffler, who is currently competing in Georgia’s Senate race in the run-off election, said in a statement that she hopes to join the 12 other Republican senators who said they will object to the votes.
“Elections are the bedrock of our democracy and the American people deserve to be 100% confident in our election system and its outcomes,” Loeffler said, as reported by National File.
“But right now, tens of millions of Americans have real concerns about the way in which the November Presidential election was conducted—and I share their concerns,” she added.
Loeffler said in the statement that she will vote to give President Trump and the American people “the fair hearing they deserve,” then stating her decision to object to the Electoral College certification process.
Loeffler also announced that she has introduced legislation to establish a commission to investigate election irregularities and recommended measures to ensure electoral integrity.
However, in the statement she specified that she will object to the Electoral College votes on her own and will not join the commission created by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), was the first senator to announce his decision to object before Congress, Cruz later announced that he would lead a group along with 10 congressmen to challenge Biden’s constituents.
The group led by Cruz are Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.).
Meanwhile, Sen. David Perdue, who is also in the current race to reach the Georgia Senate in the run-off vote, has shown his support for the congressmen who will object to the Electoral College votes.
However, due to the nature of his candidacy, Perdue will not be certified in time to take a seat in the Senate if he is victorious.
Loeffler and Perdue’s statements come just hours before the close of voting in the Georgia Senate runoff election. They face Democratic rivals Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.