Though GOP Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell admitted Tuesday that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris shall be sworn as the following president and vice chairman, not all Republicans are keen to just accept actuality.
When requested if he acknowledged Biden because the president-elect, Republican Home Chief Rep. Kevin McCarthy ran and hid from reporters.
“Simply requested Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy if he’s keen to acknowledge that Biden gained the election and is president-elect,” CNN’s Manu Raju mentioned on Twitter. “He walked in silence into Pelosi’s workplace.”
Video of the second:
No response from McCarthy pic.twitter.com/YfCcz8IT59
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 16, 2020
Rep. McCarthy was one in all 126 GOP lawmakers looking for to overturn election
It’s shameful sufficient that so many Republican lawmakers, together with Sen. Mitch McConnell, spent weeks dragging their ft as an alternative of acknowledging what has lengthy been clear: Joe Biden would be the forty sixth president.
However Rep. McCarthy took it a step additional by joining 125 other Republican lawmakers in supporting the Texas lawsuit that sought to overturn the election ends in 4 battleground states.
That case, in fact, was quickly laughed out of the U.S. Supreme Court, even by Trump’s personal hand-picked justices.
Whereas the lawsuit was shortly rejected by the Supreme Court docket, the names of all of the Republicans who supported Donald Trump’s coup try – together with Rep. McCarthy – will without end be in writing.
That’s one thing he’ll by no means be capable of run from.
Sean Colarossi at present resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents get hold of medical insurance protection.