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Trump slams Tom Cotton for refusing to object to the Biden Vote certification

President Trump pounded Senator Tom Cotton after the Republican announced not to join efforts to object to the January 6 vote confirmation.

Cotton said in a statement on Sunday that while he "shares the concern of many Arcansan about irregularities in the presidential election," he does not believe that Congress has the power to dismiss the election results.

"If Congress pretended to scrap the results of the electoral college, it would not only go beyond that power, it would also set unwise precedents," Cotton warned.

Trump returned a tweet early Monday.

"How can you certify an election when the certifying numbers are demonstrably FALSE," he replied. "You will see the real numbers during my speech tonight, but especially on January 6th."

He followed up with his own warning.

"(Senator Cotton) R.Republicans have pros and cons, but one thing is certain: YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! "

Twitter described the tweet about the election fraud claims of the president as "controversial".

How can you confirm a choice when the numbers to be certified are demonstrably FALSE? You will see the real numbers during my speech tonight, but especially on January 6th. @ SenTomCotton Republicans have pros and cons, but one thing is for sure, YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2021

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President Trump slams Tom Cotton and the surrender caucus

Liz Cheney, Chair of the GOP Conference of the House of Representatives, backed up Cotton's testimony with one of her own, which accused those of protesting Biden's election victory as an "exceptionally dangerous precedent".

"Such objections set an extremely dangerous precedent and threaten to steal the express constitutional responsibility of states for the election of the president and instead turn it over to Congress," she wrote in part in a 21-page memo.

The president used social media to beat up Republicans who were not on board the objection as a "surrender caucus".

"The Surrender Caucus" within the Republican Party is being disgraced as the weak and ineffective "guardians" of our nation willing to accept fraudulent presidential number certification, "he wrote.

The "Surrender Caucus" within the Republican Party will be disgraced as the weak and ineffective "guardians" of our nation willing to accept the certification of fraudulent presidential numbers!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2021

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Some republicans ready to fight

Republican Josh Hawley (MO) became the first Senator to announce last week that he would support a plan by GOP members of the House to object to the January 6 election.

Wednesday is the day a joint congressional session is called and the legislature officially approves the votes of the electoral college.

"At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of electoral fraud and take steps to ensure the integrity of our elections," Hawley said in a statement.

In a sane world, this would be a sane request.

Millions of voters who are concerned about the integrity of the elections deserve to be heard. I will appeal on their behalf on Jan 6th pic.twitter.com/kTaaPPJGHE

– Josh Hawley (@ HawleyMO) December 30, 2020

Over the weekend, a dozen senators, led by Ted Cruz (R-TX), issued a joint statement saying they would join the opposition.

More than 100 Republican members of the House are expected to object to the vote being confirmed during Wednesday's joint session.

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), part of the dozen senators who will object to election results in certain states, defended the group's efforts.

"We should get answers to that," said Blackburn. “The American people should be able to trust their electoral system, and the electoral college is an integral part of our process. And this will be the opportunity for us to weigh. "

That's a precedent that Cotton and Cheney should want to see.

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