Ted Cruz & 11 Republican senators plan to hijack the Jan. 6th election certification

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election”

Over the weekend, a dozen Republican senators announced their plans to openly commit acts of sedition. Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Steve Daines, John Kennedy (of Louisiana), Marsha Blackburn, Mike Braun, Cynthia Lummis, Roger Marshall, Bill Hagerty and Tommy Tuberville all decided to announce their plans to “challenge” President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory on January 6th, Wednesday. Arrest them.

Nearly a quarter of Senate Republicans are officially preparing to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win on Jan. 6, a stunning development that demonstrates just how far some in the GOP will go to align themselves with President Donald Trump’s flailing claims that the election was stolen from him.

Eleven more Republican senators announced Saturday they will challenge Biden’s election victory next week when Congress gathers to certify the Electoral College vote. The movement is led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who circulated the idea among Senate Republicans of voting against certification of the election unless there’s an election audit.

“We intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified,’” the senators said. “Unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.”

The building support for efforts to vote against Biden’s win in Congress has created a major rift in the GOP. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) was among the Republicans who punched back Saturday at the movement within his party, which in part centers around attacks on how the election was conducted in his own state. Toomey said the effort by Hawley and Cruz “directly undermines” the ability of people to elect their own leaders.

[From Politico]

A ten-day audit of the election results, all of which have been extensively audited at the state level, all while more than 60 Trump-Kraken lawsuits failed? Again, it’s not that Republicans honestly believe that there was election fraud, nor do they believe an audit would overturn the election results. They’re just electoral terrorists, political nihilists and unhinged anarchists hoping to burn as much sh-t as possible to “ruin” the Biden presidency just as it begins. Plus, they’re really f–king mad that so many Black and brown people voted, not to mention all of those pesky lady voters.

As for the plain acts of sedition, Ted Cruz said words on a Sunday talk show: “I think everyone needs to calm down… I think we need to tone down the rhetoric. This is already a volatile situation. It’s like a tinderbox and throwing lit matches into it.” Said the arsonist who is attempting to take a flamethrower to the republic.

While Mike Pence has mostly shrugged off calls to use his position to help ratf–k the election at the 11th hour, Pence did “signal support” for the Cruz-Hawley sedition side of things. If this plays out and Biden’s certification is delayed, on January 20th, Nancy Pelosi becomes president. For real!

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election”

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31 Responses to “Ted Cruz & 11 Republican senators plan to hijack the Jan. 6th election certification”

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  1. Case says:

    In order for the GOP to truly go against the vote of the American people, the Democrat-led House would have to be on board as well. Which they obviously won’t be. As scummy as Pence is, I don’t think he’ll even be on board with it.

    This is all a bunch of hoopla. Biden will be sworn in on January 20th as expected.

    • Original Jenns says:

      Thank goodness. These are scary times. I truly hope the Democrat is do NOT move on. This is treason to me. This is bold and a dictator move for power. Lock these people up. I can only believe that someday these types of people will lose all of their power because of voters in my step daughters generation will have no more of it. It won’t be my generation but once she and her friends have their vote and voice, the Cruzes in power will be out on their ear and in a pair of handcuffs.

    • schmootc says:

      Agreed, I’m not worried about this Presidency, but I am worried about next time. What if they had the House? And what if this just becomes they way things are in the future? Setting a precedent is what concerns me. And the next ‘Trump’ is not going to be as dumb as this one (it’s not humanly possible), so this type of behavior is more likely to succeed. These people need to be prosecuted, period. I don’t care if it causes more division or not, it can’t be allowed to just happen without consequences if they follow through.

  2. ican'tanymore says:

    Cruz *pours gasoline on everything while carrying a nazi torch*…”I mean if you get burnt, it’s because you wouldn’t get out of the way…I’m just trying to make smores”

  3. chimes@midnight says:

    Hail Hydra.

  4. Laughysaphy says:

    Sedition! Traitors! I am so TIRED of the bulls**t y’all! So. Tired.

  5. Esmom says:

    I find all of this distressing and alarming but I admit I laughed at Cruz muscling Hawley out of the spotlight with this sh^t. Ted was not going to be upstaged, lol.

  6. chocolate princess says:

    ARREST THEM. After the inauguration, they will be the first on the agenda to be thrown in JAIL. These republican idiots are just pathetic.

  7. Miranda says:

    Why does Ted Cruz suddenly look like a depressed Dom DeLuise?

  8. SarahCS says:

    I’m not American and don’t live in the US. Can anyone explain to me what they are hoping to achieve with this?

    It can’t be to do with loyalty to Trump surely. So what is it? How does undermining the electoral system so badly actually work in their favour?

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      They want Trump’s base because that’s who elects them. They are likely angling for the 2024 Republican nomination. It is disgusting and undermining our entire system for their personal gain (but it is also part of a much larger and longer pattern of the Republican Party encouraging voter suppression, because at this point, the electoral college, gerrymandering, and voter suppression are the only way they remain in office).

      • Jodi says:

        i continue to say this in response to their endgame: WHY DO THEY KEEP TRYING TO APPEAL TO A BASE THAT COULDNT WIN THE ELECTION???? there aren’t as many of this base as there are people who don’t want them in office so why are they dying on this hill??? what they SHOULD be doing is working overtime to to turn blue voters to red to try to gain the majority again but this is the opposite direction.

      • Jessa says:

        A second question for US friends : given Trump could, at the moment, run again in 2024, is this an element of covering their backs to be able to go ‘look we supported you’ to stay on side should he come back to power? Dude holds a grudge.

    • Tuntmore says:

      I don’t know about the others, but the Alabama senators and representatives are trying to appeal to Trump’s base. Trump is very popular here in Alabama (except for the more intelligent areas of Birmingham and Montgomery), and only 49% of Alabamians think that the presidential election was fair.

      Also, Tommy Tuberville was Trump’s revenge against Jeff Sessions. So Tuberville is, on top of his natural stupidity, desperate to please Daddy Trump.

      Literally the best way to win an election in Alabama is to be completely unqualified and possess the critical thinking skills of a dead tortoise.

  9. LightPurple says:

    I do hope the staff in Marsha Blackburn’s local offices enjoy the voice mail messages I left for her on all her phone lines. This is sedition, plain and simple. The Constitution allows no delays. And what do these traitors think they can legally accomplish? They can’t extend Trump’s term. The Constitution ends it at noon on January 20. If, for any reason, the President-elect and VP-elect cannot take office at noon on January 20, 2021, the Presidency does not stay with the previous office holder, it goes to the next in line. Good afternoon, Madame President Pelosi.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I cannot say out loud, or put pen to paper, my feelings about these murderers of democracy.

  11. Lively says:

    Why aren’t the public and more importantly the media outraged at these unpatriotic conduct of these THUGS.

  12. Stacy Dresden says:

    As usual the Republicans are disgusting and anti democratic. I am going to openly scorn anyone I meet in the near future who indicates their affiliation with this so called political party.

  13. Ellie says:

    2021 = new year/new me and all that so I refuse to let this stress me out. Screw them. I vibrate at too high of a frequency to let this bother me now lol….it’s not like they’ll achieve anything by doing this anyways.

  14. paranormalgirl says:

    God, they are stupid. So incredibly stupid.

  15. Seraphina says:

    I cannot stomach the sight of Cruz. SCUM.

    • Josie Bean says:

      I know – I can’t look at him. Considering Trump totally insulted him (and his wife and father) in the 2016 primaries, it is mind boggling that Cruz continues to be a Trump loyalist. Cruz is spineless and a disgrace.

  16. Jaded says:

    I just finished reading a great, albeit scary book called “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy” by Carol Anderson and OH.MY.GOD is it an eye-opener. Here’s a description:

    “Looking at gerrymandering, voter ID laws, the closure of polling places, and a host of other forms of voter suppression; Carol Anderson brilliantly shows how African Americans have systematically lost their voting rights since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today, as voter suppression disproportionately affect Black voters and our elections, One Person, No Vote is a necessary read that explains how disguised racism continues to impact our political institutions.” – Black Perspectives, “Best Black History Books of the Year”

    What went on in this election is nothing new, it’s been going on for ages – it’s just more obvious in the new era of social media and in-depth reporting. This is clearly sedition and Ted Cruz and his ilk should be imprisoned.

  17. Boxy Lady says:

    My dad enlisted in the USAF at 18 and served 20 years. I talked to him at Christmas and he is so depressed about all of this stuff. He said that it didn’t even feel like Christmas. He sounded so sad.
    I really hope that the Democrats are able to capture the Senate. And then I hope they immediately start indicting these seditious mofos and throw them out of office!

  18. jferber says:

    With the new beard he looks exactly like Satan if Satan were a fat, pathetic slug thirsting for power so bad he’d slink under the lowest bar of depravity to get it. That’s the kind of Satan he is. Begone. And drag your ugly spawn back to Hell with you. And DO let the door hit you on your fat ass on the way down.

  19. Seraphina says:

    I know this is wrong, because I should not name call and I have taught my children to do the same, but I am now calling him TURD Cruz. Because that’s what he is – a TURD.

  20. PineNut says:

    “They’re just electoral terrorists, political nihilists and unhinged anarchists” Well said!

  21. Rapunzel says:

    Why do these guys appeal to Trump’s base, even though it didn’t win the Presidential election? Simple: no one else will vote for them. And they are still winning House and Senate seats. And State level races. Republicans have the propaganda machine working for them, so these dudes stay on the wagon.

    Re: Ted “don’t call me Rafael” Cruz specifically, he’s just a spineless idiot who thinks if he carries Trump’s water, he might have a chance at the WH in 2024. As if, Zodiac Killer. Trump wouldn’t spit on Cruz if he was on fire. And nobody’s voting for your Canadian born a–, Ted.

    Seriously though, I honestly don’t know how Cruz functions without a spine. Trump called his wife ugly and said his dad killed JFK! FFS. I can’t believe his wife hasn’t left him.

  22. jferber says:

    Rapunzel, remember the picture of Cruz “accidentally” hitting his wife in the face? I’d have left him for that alone. I certainly hope they haven’t bred.

  23. Miasys says:

    Ted Cruz is such a sh*tweasel. He is totes trying to get the spotlight back from Hawley. I’m at the point where seeing either of their faces just spikes my bp. January 20 can’t come fast enough.