In a major development, a key Republican senator who has been a vocal supporter of President Trump came out against a challenge to Wednesday’s Electoral College certification.
Tom Cotton of Arkansas joined the likes of Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Pat Toomey when he ran up the white flag of surrender and decided to look the other way on suspicious election irregularities and outright fraud.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Senator Cotton claimed that taking a stand for the legitimacy of elections now would lead to dangerous precedents that would be used by Democrats down the road.
According to Cotton:
“…the Founders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states — not Congress. They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College — not Congress, And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts — t Congress. Under the Constitution and federal law, Congress’s power is limited to counting electoral votes submitted by the states.”
“If Congress purported to overturn the results of the Electoral College, it would not only exceed that power but also establish unwise precedents,”
Despite the lofty rhetoric, the Founding Fathers would be aghast at this election which if not reversed could spell the end to the democratic process in America which is already inching perilously closer to the despotic regime of King George that the founders fled.
Cotton instead threw his support to the appointment of a toothless commission that would “study” the most fraudulent election in the history of the republic.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a possible contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, broke with his rivals Sunday night by announcing he will not object to the counting of electoral votes on Jan. 6.
Cotton warned that an effort spearheaded by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), two other 2024 White House hopefuls, to challenge the electoral votes of several swing states that went for President-elect Joe Biden could “establish unwise precedents.”
While Cotton said he is concerned about how the 2020 presidential election was carried out, such as changes to election law allowing mail-in ballots arriving after Election Day to be counted, he argued it is up to the states and the courts — not Congress — to handle election laws.
“The Founders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states — not Congress. They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College — not Congress. And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts — not Congress,” he said in a statement released Sunday evening.
“Under the Constitution and federal law, Congress’s power is limited to counting electoral votes submitted by the state,” he said.
Senator Cotton was vilified by the media over the summer when he penned an op-ed for the New York Times advocating for Trump’s use of the Insurrection Act to restore order at a time when riots were raging with the complicit silence of Democrats.
Cotton’s piece triggered the Times’ social justice warrior staff and resulted in the forced resignation of the editor along with the now-standard smears of “fascist” and “Nazi” that were showered on the Arkansas Republican.
Now he has stabbed President Trump in the back and will be praised by the same media that savagely attacked him for doing it.
The challenge to the certification has caused a major disruption in the force and sent the corrupt media into panic mode after eleven more Republican senators joined Josh Hawley over the weekend, ensuring that Wednesday will be absolutely lit.