Americans wait with bated breath after the House suspends its certification of the win of President-elect Joe Biden of the Democratic Party after a senator supported a protest filed by a Republican representative of Pennsylvania.
The hearing was suspended with Biden having 244 electoral votes and Trump with 157 electoral votes. Pennsylvania has twenty electoral votes.
CNN says Vice President Mike Pence has accepted Pennsylvania’s objection to its electoral results.
“I have a written objection, signed by a senator and 80 members of the House of Representatives,” GOP Rep. Scott Perry said. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley joined the objection as well.
CNN says the objection has been signed by both a congressman and a senator, the Senate will now reconvene and both it and the House will debate the objection. Each chamber will then vote on whether to sustain the objection.
Two other state representatives, namely Georgia and Nevada, initially filed protest against the so-called fraudulent elections in their respective territories. However, because of the break-in of insurgents most are Trump supporters, senators who first supported the filed protests withdrew their support.
CNN.COM says GOP Rep. Jody Hice, of Georgia, objected to the election results in the state claiming they were “faulty and fraudulent.”
Vice President Mike Pence asked if these objections were in writing and signed by at least one Senator, Hice says: “Mr. President, prior to the actions and events of today, we did, but following the events of today, it appears that some senators have withdrawn their objection.”
Hice’s response drew vigorous applause from the gallery of lawmakers. “In that case, the objection cannot be entertained,” Pence said in response.
The senator who withdrew her support, Sen. Kelly Loeffler said she changed her mind about objecting to Georgia election results in the aftermath of the riots.
“I cannot now object to the certification of these electors,” she said.
Reports from CNN says four people died due to medical emergencies in Washington DC in the aftermath of the incident, an event described as an “insurrection” by President-elect Joe Biden and a “coup” by some political analysts. With some reports from CNN.com.