Brooks: ‘Dozens’ of House members support plan to challenge Electoral College results – al.com

The plan for Congress to challenge the Electoral College results has the support of “dozens” of House members, according to Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, who is spearheading the effort to deny President-elect Joe Biden the White House.

“There are now dozens in the House of Representatives who are persuaded as I am that there’s been massive voter fraud and election theft, and we can either accept that or fight that, and we’ve chosen to fight,’” Brooks said during an appearance Tuesday night on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “It’s looking very promising on the House side. We do need senators who will stand up for America, for our republic, for our election system. We’ll see how that plays out.”

Following the interview, Brooks, who met with President Trump at the White House to discuss the plan, told AL.com that Trump told him two senators would sponsor objections to the Electoral College results during a joint meeting of Congress scheduled for Jan. 6 to certify the Electoral College votes.

The congressman said Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, and Congressman-elect Barry Moore, R-Montgomery, are among the “dozens” of House members on board with challenging the Electoral College results.

Trump initiated nearly 50 lawsuits in several battleground states in an attempt to overturn the election results, but all were either dismissed or withdrawn because the legal actions did not contain evidence backing up allegations of fraud or impropriety.

But Brooks, an attorney by profession, said the courts are “not set up to handle cases of this magnitude, with the voter fraud and the election theft in so many different ways occurring.” He said the legislative branch can play a role, however.

“The primary responsibility for handling election disputes involving the presidency is the United States Congress, it’s not the courts,” he said. “And unfortunately, the Congress has been shirking its responsibility by not engaging in the kinds of investigations that need to take place that congressmen and senators will have the information they need in order to make informed judgments and decisions when we vote on whether to accept or reject the submittals of various states’ Electoral College votes.”

Meanwhile, Trump reportedly asked about the feasibility of imposing martial law on states he lost on Election Day; the president denied the report as “Fake News,” and Brooks told McCallum the plan was not discussed “in my presence.”

“And quite frankly, I think that’s all overblown,” Brooks said, “but the news media has to make stories, and that’s one way to do it.”

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