Can Mitch McConnell keep his colleagues in line on 'election fraud'?

그는 같은 날에 — 드디어 — acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, 상원 다수당 지도자 Mitch McConnell은 다가오는 의회의 첫 번째 리더십 테스트와 씨름하기 시작했습니다.: Convincing his Republican colleagues not to formally object to the Electoral College results on January 6.

According to Politico, McConnell told his conference that such a move would force every single one of them into aterrible votein which they would have to go on the record in affirming that President Donald Trump did indeed lose the November election. 과, McConnell argued, such a vote would enrage Trump.
Which is true! 아무튼, Trump lashed out at McConnell early Wednesday morning simply because the Kentucky Republican admitted, after the official Electoral College vote on Monday, that Biden had won (다시) and Trump had lost.
“미치, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot),” tweeted Trump. “Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!”
    Imagine what Trump would do if the Republican-controlled Senate was forced to vote on Biden winning!
    그, 적어도 지금은, remains a real possibility. 이유는 다음과 같습니다..
    In order for there to be a vote in both chambers on the election results, at least one House member and one senator would have to raise an objection to the Electoral College count. That is a certainty in the House, where Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, among other Trump loyalists, has already signaled his plan to do so.
    화요일 밤, in the wake of the news about McConnell’s warning to his colleagues, Brooks lashed out via Twitter. 그가 썼어:
    A republic is nothing without honest & accurate elections. Heroic patriots fought & died to give America a republic. Media reports Senate ducks election fraud theftbecause it requires a ‘terrible vote’??!! I can only hope that is ‘Fake News’.
    (On a related note: Trump won BrooksAlabama district 으로 33 포인트 2016.)

    McConnell’s challenge, 그때, is to keep 어떤 Republican senator from joining Brookseffort. And while he has proven to be a master Senate strategist over the yearsthere’s a reason no one challenges him for the top spot in the GOP conferencethis is won’t be an easy task.
    Several Trump-aligned senators have made clear that they are still considering objecting to the Electoral College results come January 6.
    Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville, who will be sworn in on January 6 and could bring a challenge, is weighing making just such a move, according to his campaign chairman. “I don’t know yet if or when he’ll do it,” his Tuberville campaign chairman Stan McDonald told a Huntsville radio station. “I do know that he’s very seriously considering it.
    텍사스 상원 의원. 테드 크루즈, who Trump beat in the 2016 primary but has emerged as one of the President’s most loyal defenders, has also been vocal in his desire to take a wait and see approach to the possibility of an election challenge in January.
    There are multiple lawsuits raising allegations of fraud and irregularities in this election,” Cruz told The Washington Post on December 10. “We need to allow the judicial process to work its way through and resolve those claims.
    While the Supreme Court rejected the Texas lawsuit designed for invalidating the election results in several swing states the following day, Cruz has yet to acknowledge Biden won or reject the possibility of a formal challenge to the results.
    의미. 랜드 폴 (켄터키) and Josh Hawley (미주리) are seen as potential supporters of an election challenge as well.
    The issue for McConnell is that he is asking some of these Republican senators to go directly against their own political interests here.
    For Hawley and Cruz, the party base remains, quite clearly, behind Trump despite his loss. Which means that if you want to run for president in 2024 — as both men dothere’s zero political gain in sitting on the sidelines and, potentially, a major upside for being the one willing to stand up and fight for Trump.
    Ditto Tuberville who was elected in no small part due to Trump’s advocacy for him (and against former Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions). Given Trump’s continued popularity in Alabama, there’s unlikely to be a price paid by Tuberville for formally objecting to the results.
      What McConnell is asking, 그때, is for Republican senators, at least in some cases, to go against their own political interests in order to protect the class of senators up in 2022 who really don’t want their first vote of the next Congress to be one against Trump. (McConnell apparently isn’t even trying to appeal to senatorssense of doing what’s rightsince Biden quite clearly won the election fair and square.)
      That’s a big ask. And one that even someone as gifted a persuader as McConnell may be hard-pressed to successfully make.

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