Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley tried to explain his decision to object to the certification of Electoral College votes in Congress on Wednesday and failed when presented with facts from Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Monday night.
Hawley who has hopes of seeking the Republican Party nomination for President in 2024 insisted that he’s challenging the results of the election for his constituents who has “major concerns” about the election.
“This is my chance to stand up and speak for them as somebody who has to take their concerns seriously and speak out. That’s what I’m going to do,” he said.
Hawley said he was just addressing concerns of irregularities in states like Pennsylvania when asked outright if he was trying to overturn the election. But, the Supreme Court did not take go any challenge about Pennsylvania State laws and all of Trump’s post election lawsuit were thrown out in court, Baier noted.
“I just want to pin you down on what you’re trying to do,” Baier said. “Are you trying to say, that as of January 20th, that President Trump will still be president?”
“Well, Bret it depends on what happens on Wednesday, this is why we have the debate,” Hawley replied.
“No it doesn’t. I mean, the states, by the Constitution, say they certify the election, they did certify it. By the Constitution, Congress doesn’t have the right to overturn the certification. At least as most experts read it.” Baier said.
Last month Hawley became the first Senator to sign on to a majority of the House Republicans’ plan to object to the certification of election results. He was later joined by a group of 11 Senate Republicans led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.