More Republicans are vowing to challenge the Electoral College results when Congress convenes next week to count the votes from the 2020 presidential election.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Wednesday added momentum to the long-shot bid to overturn the election when he announced he would object to Congress’s counting of the electoral votes on Jan. 6, making him the first GOP senator to join an effort launched by House conservatives.
The objection from Hawley, along with at least one House lawmaker, would ensure a debate and vote in the House and Senate despite no hard evidence showing widespread voter fraud.
“It’s pretty clear that the momentum is growing in support of the objections to states’ submittals of Electoral College votes because of their flawed election systems and render them unworthy of trust,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who is leading the charge on the House side, told reporters after a meeting at the White House earlier this month.
“We now in the House side are up to dozens of congressmen who are willing to object or co-sponsor objections to various states’ submittals, so we have more congressmen than we have states to object to,” he added.
According to sources familiar with the effort, Hawley’s participation has prompted a number of other GOP lawmakers to lend their support.
Here’s a look at the current and incoming House GOP lawmakers who have publicly voiced their support for the move.
Rep. Brian Babin (Texas)
Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.)
Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (Colo.)
Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.)
Rep. Ted Budd (N.C.)
Rep.-elect Jerry Carl (Ala.)
Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn (N.C.)
Rep.-elect Andrew Clyde (Ga.)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (S.C.)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas)
Rep.-elect Bob Good (Va.)
Rep. Lance Gooden (Texas)
Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.)
Rep. Mark Green (Tenn.)
Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell (N.M.)
Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.)
Rep.-elect Ronny Jackson (Texas)
Rep.-elect Barry Moore (Ala.)
Rep. Ralph Norman (S.C.)
Rep.-elect Burgess Owens (Utah)
Rep. Scott Perry (Pa.)
Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.)
Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.)
*story by The Hill