Rep. Mo Brooks: ‘Trump Won The Electoral College’ If Legal Votes Counted — Says Won’t Be Part Of The ‘Surrender Caucus’
Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said on Monday that he will pursue his efforts to challenge the Electoral College votes even after states certified the results that day paving for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to be the President-elect.
The Republican lawmaker representing Alabama’s 5th congressional district told Fox News’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” that he will not go down without a fight as he vowed to contest the Electoral vote count and not to become part of the ‘Surrender Caucus’ referring to GOP lawmakers that have already conceded to the presidential win of former VP Biden.
“Well, it’s happened many times in the past. Apparently, some folks have not done their history. By way of example, the Democrats in the House tried it in 2017 when they tried to strike Alabama’s votes for Donald Trump. Georgia, the same way, the House Democrats tried to strike it. Barbara Boxer tried to strike Ohio for George Bush back in 2005, so this is not unusual,” the lawmaker said.
“The law is very clear, the House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust,” he added.
The lawmaker then told host Lou Dobbs about his push to challenge the Electoral College, which he has done as early as 2017 — or shortly after President Donald Trump won the election in 2016.
“And in this instance, with what has happened nationally, I’m quite confident that if we only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College, and we should not be counting illegal votes and putting in an illegitimate President of the United States,” Brooks said.
The Republican House representative then committed to not be part of what he described as the “surrender caucus” of the GOP as he called on senators to join him in challenging the result of the Electoral College votes.
“Where we’re headed as a country is quite simply, we’re a Republic, and the bedrock of a Republic is an honest and accurate voting system. And if you don’t have an honest and accurate voting system, then you may as well throw out the claim that you’re a Republic,” Brooks told Lou Dobbs.
Congressional Challenge: @RepMoBrooks calls out the GOP’s Surrender Caucus, who refuse to join in with his plan to challenge fraudulent electoral college votes. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/G4WLPSrvOO
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) December 14, 2020
“You’ve lost that right. You’ve lost the control of your government, and under those circumstances, those who can steal the most votes, who can engage in the most voter fraud and get away with it are going to be the ones that rule the roost in Washington, D.C. That’s not what our founding fathers wanted,” he added.
Rep. Brooks then said certifying the results despite widespread questions about the integrity of the election is “not what million or so Americans who have lost their lives in wars wanted” — when they fought to ensure the country maintains independence, and a democracy where he said people “could control our own fate and our own destiny.”
“Surrender caucus” of the GOP
During the same interview, the Alabama lawmaker then lashed at his Republican colleagues for allowing a “flawed election” to push through.
“I have a choice, I can either sit back and surrender and be a part of the surrender caucus, or I can fight for our country. And that’s what I’m going to do,” Brooks said.
“So on January 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote counts are unworthy of our ratification in the United States Congress,” he added.
“What I need is a United States Senator who will join me. If we have a House member and a senator, then by golly, that forces a House vote and a floor vote on whether to accept this systematically flawed election system or to reject it. I want to reject it so that we can have an honest and fair and accurate election.”
Congress has ‘final verdict’ in election outcome
Separately, the Republican lawmaker said the US Congress will have the “final verdict” in determining who will be the next President of the United States.
“We have a superior role under the Constitution than the Supreme Court does, than any federal court judge does, than any state court judge does,” Brooks was quoted by The New York Times after the publication sought to examine his proposed challenge to the Electoral College’s official vote certification come January 6 next year.
“What we say, goes. That’s the final verdict,” he added.
The Electoral College met Monday to formally elect former VP Biden as the 46th US President. On January 6, the joining session of Congress will convene to count the votes from the Electoral College and officially declare the winner of the November 3 elections.
Members of Congress will then be allowed to object to the results.
Brook’ challenge is nothing new as reports in the past cited similar challenges brought up in 969, 2001, 2005 and 2017.
Last week, the Alabama lawmaker explained his move saying his decision was based on three issues that arise as the Trump team launched several legal challenges ahead amid reports of widespread voter fraud.
“He said Biden received an undetermined number of votes from non-citizens in states that do not ask for proof of citizenship, as well as votes in states with what Brooks said were inadequate voter ID laws,” the report said.
‘Badly flawed’ American election system
Brooks also claimed that Biden was the “recipient” of the majority of the mail-in ballots — some collected beyond the 24-hour period of Election Day.
Brooks said this method of voting is “subject to voting fraud and error” and the three factors he argued all benefitted Biden.
Explaining his continued pursuit, the lawmaker said his number one goal is “to fix a badly flawed American election system that too easily permits voter fraud and election theft.”
“A possible bonus from achieving that goal is that Donald Trump would win the Electoral College officially, as I believe he in fact did if you only count lawful votes by eligible American citizens and exclude all illegal votes,” he added.
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