Pelosi taps Schiff, Raskin to lead Dems in Electoral College certification

Pelosi taps Schiff, Raskin to lead Dems in Electoral College certification


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has chosen Reps. Adam Schiff and Jamie Raskin to deliver arguments in the expected challenges to Congress certifying the Electoral College results, she announced ahead of Wednesday’s proceedings.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the announcement in a letter to colleagues Tuesday, informing lawmakers that there would be no opportunities for members to speak during the session.

When Republican lawmakers offer objections to certifying specific states, Schiff (D-Calif.) and Raskin (D-Md.), joined by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Joe Neguse (D-Col.), will deliver “our Democratic presentation of the Constitutional, historical and thematic justification for respecting the will of the people.”

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The four, according to Pelosi, will provide lawmakers with “a civics lesson about protecting the integrity of our democracy.”

Long viewed as a routine legislative affair, this year’s certification process will be unlike any other. The reason: dozens of House Republicans will be joined by at least 12 GOP senators to object to certifying the results.

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