Republican Leaders Block Congressional Recognition Of Biden’s Inauguration

Some Republicans are still fighting for President Donald Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Republican Sen. Roy Blunt blocked a motion on Tuesday that would have allowed the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to publicly accept that the upcoming inauguration will be for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer brought the “motion to affirm that inaugural preparation,” which would commence for Joe Biden.

Republicans on the committee stoutly refused.

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“Today, at a meeting of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), Republicans voted to reject a motion offered by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) that the committee affirm that it is preparing for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in coordination with the Biden Presidential Inaugural Committee,” read a statement from Rep. Steny H. Hoyer.

“Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) were joined by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) in blocking the motion, effectively preventing JCCIC from publicly accepting that the upcoming inauguration will be for President-elect Biden,” continued the statement.

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Electors have yet to meet — that happens Dec. 14 — to cast their ballots for president. Also, some have argued that despite electors’ certification, the decision on who actually becomes president and vice president could still be contested and then decided in Congress.

In addition, the Trump campaign’s legal team is continuing to contest results while they also make their election fraud case to GOP-led state legislatures.

Finally, on Monday Texas filed suit against four battleground states alleging their result are tainted because balloting rules and procedures were unconstitutionally altered in the weeks before the Nov. 3 election.

Rules were changed by state executive branch officials and/or state courts, not by the legislatures themselves, as provided for by the U.S. Constitution.

Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to order those states to toss out the results and order legislatures to name electors instead.

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