Toomey, Murkowski Oppose GOP Plan To Challenge Election – DC Watchdog

Toomey, Murkowski Oppose GOP Plan To Challenge Election

GOP Sens. Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) said on Saturday that they will oppose efforts by at least a dozen of their Republican colleagues to challenge President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College win next week,” according to The Hill.

Murkowski, in a statement issued Saturday reaffirmed that she would back the results of the 2020 election during a joint session of Congress Jan. 6.

“‘I will vote to affirm the 2020 presidential election. The courts and state legislatures have all honored their duty to hear legal allegations and have found nothing to warrant overturning the results. I urge my colleagues from both parties to recognize this and to join me in maintaining confidence in the Electoral College and our elections,’ Murkowski said.

“Toomey said the ‘evidence is overwhelming that Joe Biden won this election.[emphasis added]

The GOP senator also offered blistering criticism of some of his GOP colleagues to challenge the election results next Wednesday.

“‘A fundamental, defining feature of a democratic republic is the right of the people to elect their own leaders. The effort by Senators Hawley, Cruz, and others to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states like Pennsylvania directly undermines this right,’ Toomey said in a statement.”

Please share your thoughts in the comment section on this page. Do you agree with Republican Sens. Toomey and Murkowski that Joe Biden won the election, or do you agree with the GOP Senators like Sens. Cruz and Hawley who will challenge the election results on Wednesday?