Republican Mo Brooks has represented North Alabama in the United States Congress for nearly a decade, but he’s never generated waves like this before.
The conservative congressman revealed his plans yesterday to challenge the Electoral College vote when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to certify the 2020 presidential election winner.
Brooks is adamant that voter fraud played a decisive factor in presumptive President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and believes that Congress is best suited to handle the issue of election integrity.
The Hill reports:
“I’m doing this because in my judgment this is the worst election theft in the history of the United States. And if there was a way to determine the Electoral College outcome using only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, then Donald Trump won the Electoral College,” he told The Hill in an interview.
“I’m not focused on what is in the legal pleadings in all these lawsuits all over the country. There’s some number of votes that probably were illegal in some different places to some degree. That is not that abnormal,” he added.
“It is extremely difficult in a court of law to determine how many illegal votes were cast and who they were cast for. And that is one of the reasons why the FBI, the Justice Department and the federal judiciary are wholly inadequate for handling this issue,” he said.
“And also one of the reasons why the writers of the United States Constitution determined that it would be unwise for federal courts that even the Supreme Court to be the arbiter,” he added.
Brooks told The Hill that he is actively seeking allies in both legislative chambers to join his effort. He also revealed that he had initiated discussions with House Republican leadership.