“Republicans on a congressional inauguration committee have blocked a resolution Tuesday that would have formally recognized presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden as the winner of the 2020 election as they plan for the upcoming inauguration,” according to The Washington Times.
“The Republican members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, JCCIC Chairman Sen. Roy Blunt — blocked the resolution put forth by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer that would have which would have formally informed the public that Congress was preparing for Mr. Biden’s inauguration.
“Mr. Blunt, Missouri Republican, defended their decision, arguing the legal process was still playing out.
“It is not the job of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to get ahead of the electoral process and decide who we are inaugurating,” he said in a statement. “The JCCIC is facing the challenge of planning a safe Inaugural Ceremonies during a global pandemic. I would hope that, going forward, the members of the JCCIC would adhere to the committee’s long-standing tradition of bipartisan cooperation and focus on the task at hand.”
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