Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) caught the attention of Democrats by suggesting that Republicans in both the House of Representatives and Senate debate about states where voting irregularities exist.
Gaetz said the debate rests on whether or not Congress should accept the contested states’ electors.
I talked today to Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
There's an interest in examining voting irregularities and forcing a debate in Congress about whether or not to accept states' electors where those irregularities exist.
Nothing is off the table.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 1, 2020
In an interview with Lou Dobbs, Gaetz rightfully called out the RINOs not willing to fight for a free and fair election:
Time to Stand and Fight: @mattgaetz slams RINO colleagues for ignoring voter irregularities, and offers his support for @realDonaldTrump's fight for a free and fair election. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/nR15uo9fQD
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) November 30, 2020
At least some members of Congress are fighting to preserve election integrity in America.
But Democrats weren’t too happy with Gaetz’s remarks:
@RepMattGaetz is totally willing to subvert the will of the people and throw out election results. That should scare ALL AMERICANS.
— Aquatic Ecologist (@H2OEcologist) December 2, 2020
Biden will be President in 50 days. Matt is just making noise.
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) December 2, 2020
This is a shameful betrayal of the Constitution and the ideals of democracy.
— Dr Paige Carita (@carita_paige) December 2, 2020
The left-wing media also had a meltdown to Gaetz’s comments:
President Donald Trump’s arsenal for overturning the election will soon be down to one final, desperate maneuver: pressing his Republican allies on Capitol Hill to step in and derail Joe Biden’s presidency.
Although the Electoral College casts the official vote for president on Dec. 14, it’s up to Congress to certify the results a few weeks later. And federal law gives individual members of the House and Senate the power to challenge the results from the floor — a rarely used mechanism meant to be the last of all last resorts to safeguard an election.
But several House Republican lawmakers and aides now tell POLITICO they’re considering this option to aid Trump’s quest.