A conference call between President Trump, White House chief of staff and 50 lawmakers went down on Saturday night, Jan. 2, aiming to support the push to challenge the Electoral College results on Jan. 6.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who spearheaded the challenge, said not all the lawmakers on the call were supportive of the challenge, but that was expected to change.
“The momentum to fight against voter fraud and election theft is rapidly gaining,” Brooks told Fox News. “And as a consequence, the numbers that we had who were supportive yesterday are almost always supplemented by reinforcements today and the next day.”
Brooks said he remained “confident there will be many, many more congressman” who will join the group in support of objecting to certain Electoral College results.
“In my judgment, the primary reason so many congressmen and senators are now coming forward to fight this fight is because so many American citizens have made it known that this fight is critical to America’s future,” Brooks said.
Our fight for honest & accurate elections gains momentum!@Jim_Jordan & I co-lead conference call w 50+ Congressmen who join & fight for America’s Republic!
Conf. call began 6PM ET. Now 715PM & continuing.
President Trump & CoS Mark Meadows speaking.
Morale is HIGH! FIGHT!
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) January 3, 2021
Although it is a long-shot attempt to challenge the Electoral College votes, the list of Republicans adding their voice is growing.
Newly elected Reps. Barry Moore of Alabama and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia were early supporters. But now more incoming freshmen have joined them, Fox News has reported.
GOP Reps.-elect Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Burgess Owens of Utah, Yvette Herrell of New Mexico, Dr. Ronny Jackson of Texas, Bob Good of Virginia, Jerry Carl of Alabama and Andrew Clyde of Georgia will be supporting Brooks’s effort, for a total of at least 10 incoming reps, Fox News has confirmed. This does not include current members who have said they will also object, like Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.).
“I plan to object,” Clyde, a Georgia gun store owner, told Fox News. “It’s clear to me that there have been serious allegations made under oath of the mishandling of multiple states’ absentee ballots resulting in violations of Georgia and other states’ election laws.”
He added, “These allegations deserve to be reviewed in accordance with the Constitution and the due process upon which our country was founded. The American people deserve to hear that evidence presented in Congress, and I plan to ensure that happens.”