With 2020 coming to a close, Americans eagerly await what will happen regarding the pressing legal challenges that President Trump (R) has doubled down on regarding the Electoral College votes. Congress is scheduled to convene on January 6th to count the Electoral votes that so far place Vice President Joe Biden (D) as the winner of the 2020 Presidential election, but Republican lawmakers have already vowed to not accept the victory and to instead combat the results.”
In an appearance on “the Bulwark Podcast,” Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R), who’s faced criticism over his disapproval of President Trump’s legal challenges, commented that “upwards of 100” Congressional Republicans will be voting to not accept the election results. Kinzinger explained that “you’re going to have some people that come out and take a strong stand but man, I hope I’m wrong.” He even admitted that he wouldn’t be “surprised if it approaches three figures.”
Kinzinger has made his voice known as Republicans continue to face infighting between those that support President Trump and those that are welcoming a Biden administration. Calling Trump’s arguments conspiracy theories, Kinzinger has expressed that the Republican party must “Restore the GOP” because Trump is “trying to burn the place down on the way out because you can’t handle losing.”
On the podcast, he called the move to overturn the election “a scam,” adding that “it is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen, that think this is an opportunity to change it. But instead of being disappointed in the people that led them on this grifting scam, they’re going to somehow try to convince these people that it was the RINO’s in Congress or something like that and not the Constitution that prevents this from happening in the first place.”
Much has been said over whether or not Republicans should challenge the results or welcome a new administration, and the conversation has only further divided Americans. However, in the long run, some commentators believe that there should be no question about it regarding Republicans.
When asked if Republican lawmakers should contest the vote, The Floridian’s Publisher Javier Manjarres explained that not doing so would bring its repercussions.
“Any Republican legislator that does not support President Trump on January 6th can expect to be primary challenged during their reelection, expressed Manjarres. Trump’s wrath will be upon them.”