VP Pence 'welcomes' members of Congress to 'raise objections' on Jan. 6

Mike Pence's chief of staff says the Vice President "welcomes" efforts from lawmakers to object to the Jan. 6 Electoral College vote certification.

So far, these are the only remarks from Pence's office regarding the matter.

Marc Short, Vice President Pence's chief of staff, said in a statement on Saturday that the vice president “welcomes” an effort by some lawmakers to "raise objections" on Jan. 6, when Congress meets to certify the Electoral College vote.

“Vice President Pence shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election,” said Short.

“The Vice President welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people on January 6th,” the statement continued.

Pence will preside over the Jan. 6 session during which dozens of Republican lawmakers are planning to object (here, here, here). Their goal is to overturn the 2020 US election results and make a path for Trump to win the presidency.

Se. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) is among 12 GOP senators preparing to object. He is leading a group of 11 politicians who say they will not certify the election results unless there is a 10-day “emergency audit” of the results. Independently, Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) prepares his own challenge.

President Trump recently in a tweet confirmed some of the details regarding his "BIG" rally which will occur on the same day as the joint session.

The President tweeted, "The BIG Protest Rally in Washington, D.C., will take place at 11.00 A.M. on January 6th. Locational details to follow. StopTheSteal!"

Organizers expect over one million Trump supporters will participate in the rally.

“We’re going to have over a million people in Washington, D.C., because we have the president even tweeting about the event,” said Ali Alexander, "Stop the Steal" organizer.

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