Both chamber of congress will meet in joint session on January 6, 2021 presided over by Vice President Mike Pence. He will open the certificates and papers purporting to be certificates of the elector votes. These will be opened, presented, and acted upon in alphabetical order, starting with Alabama. Several GOP representatives will object to the votes from Arizona. Ted Cruz and other GOP Senators have also vowed to object to the votes from Arizona. That is significant, because this is done in alphabetical order. As Arizona goes, so goes the nation.
On December 16, 2020, Arizona Republicans met to cast an alternative slate of electors. This was filed in opposition to the official electoral votes cast the same day for Joe Biden. Will those alternative electors be considered? Regardless, because of the objections by both GOP representatives and GOP Senators this will automatically trigger a two-hour debate.
This two-hour debate will be highly televised. People all over the world will be glued to their television sets. Everyone participating would be wise to remember that. Republicans need to make their case clearly and concisely with facts and figures that cannot be disputed. Democrats are desperate to just rush this through, limit debate to two-hours, and then vote to confirm Joe Biden. At least some Republicans want the same thing. But, in my opinion, if they try to rush this through, with only two hours of debate and then a quick vote to confirm, they will unleash hell. Members in both parties would be wise to consider the massive numbers of people who are less than thrilled with the process.
Republican representatives are planning on objecting to six states, and they expect 12 hours of debate. The question is whether GOP Senators are on the same page. We do not know what Mike Pence will or will not do.
We also don’t know what new evidence is going to surface. Trump just appointed a new U.S. Attorney in Georgia and that could be significant. Jovan Pulitzer sent out a cryptic twitter that is interesting:
He says they can confirm there is more than one instance of a mail in ballot completed by a machine. What if these ballots were printed in China? How many fake ballots printed in China for Joe Biden would be acceptable? That could go off like a nuclear bomb.
Trump is desperate and he knows this is his last shot. He may declassify things that are shocking. Joe Biden called a lid for today. Is he tired, or scared?
Ten former Defense Secretaries warned the Pentagon against involving U.S. armed forces in resolving election disputes. Why would they write this letter? Trump has not proposed declaring martial law, in fact reports are that he discounted doing that.
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller and his subordinates — political appointees, officers and civil servants — are each bound by oath, law and precedent to facilitate the entry into office of the incoming administration and to do so wholeheartedly,” the letter said. “They must also refrain from any political actions that undermine the results of the election or hinder the success of the new team.”
What? These FORMER defense secretaries have decided the results of this election. They have determined that this election was fair and apparently believe there is no reason for concern about potential fraud? What evidence do they have? Who authorized them to make this decision? Certainly not the U.S. Constitution.
This letter is interference in a federal election, by unelected people no longer in a position of authority. They obviously want congress to certify this and move on, without regard to the consequences.
There is zero evidence that the Acting Secretary of defense is not cooperating with the transition. Acting Secretary Miller said his departments efforts to facilitate the transition “already surpass those of recent administrations with over three weeks to go.” Read between the lines, he is cooperating more with Joe Biden than President Barack Obama did with Donald Trump. Did the former Defense Secretaries notice that? Did they care?
If anyone was questioning the existence of the deep state, there is no longer any doubt. It is all too real. This letter should not have been addressed to the Acting Secretary of Defense; it should have been addressed to the President of the United States. It should not have been made public. Sending this letter publicly is an overt act specifically designed for political purposes. It is designed to undermine the authority of the President of the United. States. The Secretary of Defense reports to the President of the United States. There is a reason for that, it is to prevent a military coup.
There is not a single credible allegation that President Trump has abused his power, anytime, anywhere. If there was, his enemies would have something better than the phone call to Ukraine or to the Georgia Secretary of State.
If we thought 2020 was weird, 2021 is on a track to make 2020 look good in comparison. I cannot possibly predict what will happen tomorrow, but it is obvious that a lot of people are playing with fire. Ultimately, whether tomorrow or later, this case will be decided in the people’s court and everyone would be wise to remember that.
Everyone involved, including all the state legislatures, all those courts, the Supreme Court, and every member of congress in both parties should be embarrassed. This is beyond absurd. Close to half the country believes this election was stolen and so far, no one with an ounce of credibility is even willing to investigate this and give an honest report. Now we are down to deciding the fate of the country after a two-hour debate followed by a vote along party lines with a pre-determined outcome. Give me a break.