Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Monday, Dec. 21, appeared to steer clear of the Electoral College challenge that has gained momentum in Congress.
According to the National File, Nunes seemed to agree that widespread voting irregularities and fraud occurred during the 2020 election where the election was stolen from President Donald Trump. He called out the U.S. Supreme Court for refusing to hear the Texas lawsuit.
“I think the Supreme Court should have heard this, I don’t know if they can overturn what some states have already decided, but they could have a landmark decision that could spur action across the country,” said Nunes.
When pressed about the objection to Electoral College, Nunes said it does not seem likely to happen, “Unless there’s evidence in the court, I’m not sure of that.”
“We need to see what the evidence is. We need to be able to present it. We need to be able to present it to the American public,” he added.
Nunes’s comments came as a growing number of lawmakers in Congress have expressed their willingness to support President Trump and fight for election integrity.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is leading the effort to challenge certain state’s Electoral College votes when they are read during the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6. Last week, the Republican Party in states like Wisconsin, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico voted for their own slates of electors for President Trump.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), and Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) joined the Electoral College fight. Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have suggested they might join Brooks and other GOP lawmakers.
Green, along with other representatives, met with President Trump at the White House on Monday to discuss election fraud. Green said the meeting included the president, Vice President Mike Pence, President Trump’s legal team and about 15 House members, including GOP Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Brooks, Gaetz and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).
“Some people just haven’t totally gone public yet, but we’re going to have a lot of people on board, and we definitely have senators,” Greene told Fox News. “This is going to be historic and the amount of evidence is overwhelming.”
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirmed the White House meeting in a tweet, saying that they were “preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud.”
Several members of Congress just finished a meeting in the Oval Office with President @realDonaldTrump, preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) December 21, 2020