Sen. Josh Hawley objects to Biden’s victory in PA after pro-Trump mob storms Capitol

Sen. Josh Hawley objects to Biden’s victory in PA after pro-Trump mob storms Capitol


Sen. Josh Hawley objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania during a joint session of Congress that continued just past midnight Thursday.

The Missouri Republican resisted intense peer-pressure from fellow conservatives who urged President Trump’s allies to cease objections to swing state electors after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building shortly after noon Wednesday.

The objection was announced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), who said 80 House members and Hawley opposed certification of the state’s electors.

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The objection triggers up to two hours of debate in the House and Senate, which will separately discuss and vote on the electors.

A similar objection to electors from Arizona was crushed 93-6 in the Senate and 303-121 in the House.

Hawley told The Post prior to the break-in, which delayed proceedings, that he did not expect to overturn Biden’s victory, but wanted to force a debate on alleged voter fraud and election irregularities.

“I think there’s no votes for that,

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