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Rep Gooden Says He is “Proud to Stand With Donald Trump,” Will Object on January 6th

"On Monday I’m voting NO on veto override because I agree with @realDonaldTrump."


The resistance to Democrat corruption is ever growing.

Several Republicans have opted to vote against the recent defense bill, which President Donald Trump has already vetoed.

Add Republican Lance Goodent to that list.

On Saturday, Gooden said in no uncertain terms that he is voting no on veto override because he agrees with President Trump. 

Gooden said that he is “proud to stand with Donald Trump by objecting on January 6th.”

Rep Gooden shared his decision on Twitter:

Gooden has been a staunch defender of President Trump.

He also sided with the president in chalenging the Electoral College vote, and urged other Republicans to do the same.

The Dallas Morning News reports:

Rep. Lance Gooden of Terrell is one of the latest members of Congress to say he is going to object to the Electoral College certification on Jan. 6. Now, he says he just needs Sen. Ted Cruz or Sen. John Cornyn to join him.

The Terrell Republican said neither senator had yet responded to him on a Fox News interview Wednesday evening, but he said he was confident that another senator would step up. Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has indicated that he might object.

“On January the 6th, I suspect that more senators will come out and join me in this objection,” Gooden said. “But we’re starting here at home with Sen. Cornyn and Sen. Cruz.”

Gooden is not the only Texas Republican who has pledged to object to the Electoral College count. He signed a letter with Reps. Brian Babin of Woodville, Louie Gohmert of Tyler and Randy Weber of Friendswood saying they all would object to the results of the presidential election if Congress does not investigate claims of alleged voter fraud by Jan. 6.

In a letter to the senators, Gooden called for a full audit of ballots in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where the Trump campaign alleges fraud has occurred, despite little evidence.

Just this week, President Donald Trump doubled down on his decision to veto the defense bill.

President Trump called it "a gift to China, Russia, and Big Tech."

Fox News has that story:

President Trump on Saturday defended his veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, calling it a "travesty" and again claiming it is a "gift" to China, Russia and Big Tech companies.

Trump urged lawmakers, who may override his veto next week, to revamp the bipartisan bill.

"Our $740 [billion] defense bill is a gift to China, Russia & Big Tech," he tweeted. "It fails to terminate the internationally dangerous Section 230, won’t allow us to bring our troops back home (where they belong), renames & destroys our forts & National Monuments, & makes 5G almost impossible!"

Trump vetoed the bill Wednesday. He then highlighted some of the issues mentioned in his tweet -- including Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which is unrelated to the defense legislation.

That section says tech companies cannot be held responsible for content published on their platforms. It has been a target of conservatives seeking to rein in the power of Big Tech companies and hold them accountable for what goes on on their platforms, and Trump has repeatedly called for it to be repealed or changed.

He also referred to provisions that would phase out facilities named after Confederate military figures. But he suggested in a second tweet that Section 230 was his main reason for vetoing the legislation.

"I will not stand by and watch this travesty of a bill happen without reigning [sic] in Big Tech. End Section 230 now, before it is too late. So bad for our Country," he said. "Show courage, and do what’s right!"


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