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.
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,