Democrats Considering ‘Blackballing’ Republican Legislators Who Voted Against Certifying Biden Win

Democrats Considering ‘Blackballing’ Republican Legislators Who Voted Against Certifying Biden Win


A group of Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is reportedly looking to “blackball” select Republican legislators who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, removing their names from pending litigation and blocking their future bills.

Politico reports that Democrats “eager to make their GOP colleagues pay for challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election win” and they plan to “keep any legislation co-sponsored by anti-certification Republicans from seeing the light of day,” and potentially remove the “names of those Republicans from bill re-introductions.”

Unfortunately for Ocasio-Cortez and  Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), who apparently cooked up the idea, Democratic leadership isn’t likely to go along with the plan, given that a full 130 House Republicans objected, at some point, to certifying at least one state’s Electoral College results — a number that Politico points out is most of the House Republican caucus — and many of those Republicans are votes President-elect Joe Biden will need to pass

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