Fox News Host Bret Baier is not having it, and young man in a hurry, Sen. Josh Hawley (Sedition, MO) tries to spin gold out of his bs. It doesn’t go well:
Possum Hollar’s finest, y’all, was not expecting pushback! I guess he didn’t read the memo that he should be a NewsMaxim or Oanist.
Baier, who is on the straight news side of FNC, not the opinion side (though he definitely blurs the lines) is gonna get a mean tweet for this.
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie has a SCOOP!!1!
SCOOP: Sen. Ted Cruz and about nine or 10 other senators joined GOP Reps. Mo Brooks (Ala.), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Andy Biggs (Ariz.) on a 50-minute phone call Monday afternoon to discuss their plans to challenge the Electoral College’s votes for President-elect Joe Biden….
- The senators appeared to agree to object to three or four state certifications, even though House members are pushing for six: Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada.
- The lawmakers are primarily focusing their objections on three states: Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, which is the only state that Republicans have so far secured a valid objection with a set House and Senate objector.
- Senators agreed to raise objections to states with “constitutional deficiencies,” so the source noted that might mean Nevada won’t make the cut. But the source also noted that the senators wanted to wait and see how the debate and votes go after Pennsylvania, and then Arizona and Georgia before deciding if they will take up other states.
- While senators appear to be less eager as the House members to make objections, the source noted that efforts like this can snowball in the House and ultimately put pressure on senators.
- The GOP lawmakers did not discuss how long they wanted to draw out the objection process, but my source tells me that the senators weren’t excited about debating past midnight — though3USC16 allows for recesses to occur so they think that could solve this issue for them.
- Lastly, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), was NOT on the phone call, with my source describing him as a “wild card” in this process. Hawley was the first senator to join House Republicans in objecting to Congress’ certification.
Breaking: And then there were 13 — Loeffler to object to certification of presidential election results