On January 6, 2021, six out of eight Republican candidates for House speaker supported the decertification of the 2020 presidential election following the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
I voted to officially approve the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Tom Emmer, a representative from Minnesota and the leading Republican contender for speaker, was one of only two who voted to verify the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on January 6. While he recognized that many Americans had doubts about the legitimacy of the election and shared the concerns of those who questioned changes to the voting process in certain states (which were largely due to the pandemic), Emmer strongly denounced the violent actions that took place that day. He also pointed out that according to Article 2 and the 12th Amendment of the Constitution, Congress is not empowered to reject electors who have been certified by a state legislature.
Emmer, who was first elected to Congress in 2014, has the endorsement of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who was ousted from the speakership almost three weeks ago.
Representative Austin Scott from Georgia, who previously ran for speaker in opposition to Jordan during the House GOP conference, voted in favor of certifying the 2020 election. In a statement on January 6th, he condemned the violence at the Capitol and the criticism of the Capitol Police as “shameful.” He commended Vice President Pence for his decision not to challenge the electoral votes from certain states and also added his signature to a letter to congressional leaders affirming that Congress does not have the power to override a state’s electoral votes, and their sole responsibility is to count the votes submitted by the states.
Scott was chosen in the year 2010 to serve as the representative for the 8th Congressional District in Georgia, which is located near Macon.
Cast a negative vote against officially accepting the outcome of the 2020 election.
Michigan Representative Jack Bergman, a former Lieutenant General in the Marine Corps, cast a vote against certifying the outcome of the Electoral College on January 6th. Additionally, he was one of the individuals who signed a legal document in support of a Texas lawsuit aimed at overturning the results of the presidential election in Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan – all states that were won by Biden.
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Florida Representative Byron Donalds, in his initial term in the House,
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Additionally, he opposed the certification of the election and was put forth as a potential speaker in opposition to McCarthy during the 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds of voting in January’s 15-round process.
During his initial run for the primary, he identified himself as a “Black man who supports Trump, values liberty, and advocates for pro-life and Second Amendment rights.” He ultimately won the election, beating his Republican rivals by a margin of 770 votes.
Earlier this year, Donalds voted against increasing the limit on government borrowing.
Rep. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee. He announced his candidacy on Friday.
Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, elected to Congress in 2016, is an attorney and a former radio host.
Gary Palmer, a representative from Alabama, has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2015. He currently holds the position of chairman for the Republican Policy Committee. He endorsed Jordan as the choice for speaker. Prior to his role in Congress, Palmer held the position of president at a conservative think tank in Alabama.
Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas previously chaired the House Rules Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Sessions, who has been in Congress for 24 years, announced his candidacy on Friday.
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