Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a fiery speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, openly rebuking fellow Republicans who say they will challenge the Electoral College vote and will refuse to certify Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
McConnell’s speech opened a debate period on the Electoral College vote, which happened at the end of September but is up for certification in Congress Wednesday. The senior Republican made his feelings on the matter clear, publicly defying President Donald Trump’s push to overturn the official election results, and pre-empting a move by a dozen Republican senators who say they’ll vote against certification.
“We cannot simply declare ourselves a national board of elections on steroids,” McConnell began, opening the debate. “The voters, the courts, and the states have all spoken. They’ve all spoken. If we overrule them, it would damage our republic forever.”
“If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side,