Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy, one of the few House Republicans not planning to challenge the certification of Biden’s victory in Congress next week, challenged the seating of representatives from states Republicans have raised allegations of voter fraud.
Rep. Roy, argued that if they believe there was fraud in the presidential election in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, then the same would be true for down ballot races in those states as well.
Such allegations – if true – raise significant doubts about the elections of at least some of the members of the United States House of Representatives that, if not formally addressed, could cast a dark cloud of suspicion over the validity of this body for the duration of the 117th Congress. After all, those representatives were elected through the very same systems — with the same ballot procedures, with the same signature validations, with the same broadly applied decisions of executive and judicial branch officials — as were the electors chosen for the President of the United States under the laws of those states, which have become the subject of national controversy,” he said in a statement, according to the Hill.
He continued: “And while the legislatures of those states have sent us no formal indication that the results of these elections should not be honored by this body, it would confound basic human reason if the presidential results were to face objection while the congressional results of the same process escaped without public scrutiny.”
But, Roy’s measure was shot down by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer who offered a resolution authorizing Speaker Pelosi to administer the oath.