Donald Trump and his cronies in Congress have offered a wide range of reasons that the 2020 election was “stolen” from the Republican president, including faulty vote tabulating machines, failure to enact stricter signature verification laws, fake ballots “dumped” at election sites, dead citizens voting, and widespread voting by undocumented immigrants. However, Donald Trump was not the only candidate running in the six states where he’s opposing the election results. 67 candidates were elected in 2020, both Republican and Democratic candidates. Today, one Republican representative called this out.
Today, I objected to the seating of my colleagues from six states: AZ, GA, MI, NV, PA, and WI.
It would confound reason if the presidential results of these states were to face objection while the congressional results of the same process escaped public scrutiny. pic.twitter.com/VzmafDSsT7
— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) January 3, 2021
All of the reasons Trump says the vote was somehow tampered with would, if taken seriously, invalidate all of the candidates who won in 2020. If Democrats had planned some massive coup to steal an election, it’s apparent they didn’t do a very good job since the Senate is still undecided, with Republicans holding most of the seats they already held and Democrats remaining in the majority. Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy made clear in a statement that believing in a stolen election means rejecting ALL of the election’s winners, not just President-elect Joe Biden.
In a statement, Roy wrote:
‘Such allegations – if true – raise significant doubts about the elections of at least some of the members of the United States House of Representatives that, if not formally addressed, could cast a dark cloud of suspicion over the validity of this body for the duration of the 117th Congress. After all, those representatives were elected through the very same systems — with the same ballot procedures, with the same signature validations, with the same broadly applied decisions of executive and judicial branch officials — as were the electors chosen for the President of the United States under the laws of those states, which have become the subject of national controversy. And while the legislatures of those states have sent us no formal indication that the results of these elections should not be honored by this body, it would confound basic human reason if the presidential results were to face objection while the congressional results of the same process escaped without public scrutiny.’
Twitter thanked Roy for calling out Republicans on their nonsense and supported his efforts. Read some of their comments below: