Sens. Loeffler, Lankford drop election objections after Capitol chaos

Sens. Loeffler, Lankford drop election objections after Capitol chaos


At least four Republican Senators are dropping their plans to object to President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory after the US Capitol was stormed by President Trump’s supporters.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, who lost re-election in a runoff race Tuesday against Democrat Raphael Warnock, announced her decision on the Senate floor after legislators returned following the break-in.

Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) also backed off plans to object to swing-state electors.

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Loeffler explained her stance in an eloquent speech after rattled senators resumed the two-hour debate over Arizona’s electors.

“When I arrived in Washington this morning, I fully intended to object to the certification of the electoral votes. However, the events that have transpired today have forced me to reconsider. And I cannot now in good conscience object to this certification of these electors,” Loeffler said.

“The violence, the lawlessness and siege of the halls of Congress are abhorrent and stand as

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