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Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger accused President Donald Trump and fellow GOP representatives who seek to challenge the Electoral College vote on January 6 of participating in an “utter scam,” meant to raise “money and gain followers.”

“All this talk about Jan 6th from@realDonaldTrump and other congressional grifters is simply explained: they will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can’t do anything. It’s sad, and an utter scam,” Kinzinger tweeted Saturday.


The GOP lawmaker’s statement comes amid reports that Representative Mo Brooks and Senator Tommy Tuberville will challenge the Electoral College vote when Congress convenes in January.

The two representatives have previously suggested they would use the Electoral Count Act of 1877 in a last-ditch effort to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election.

If Brooks and Tuberville successfully band together to oppose the electoral vote, the Senate and House of Representatives would be required to hold a two-hour debate and then vote on whether to approve or deny the objection. For the process to move forward, both chambers would have to agree on the objection in order to throw out contested electoral votes.

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Kinzinger’s statement joins a growing list of congressional Republicans who view the attempt as futile and politically damaging.

Senate Republican Whip John Thune told CNN on Tuesday that opposing the vote would make zero headway.

“I think the thing they got to remember is, it’s not going anywhere. I mean in the Senate, it would go down like a shot dog. I just don’t think it makes a lot of sense to put everybody through this when you know what the ultimate outcome is going to be,” he said.

Thune has also stated that GOP leaders want to “encourage all of our members — new members included — that we got a lot of work ahead of us and that rehashing this takes a lot of time and energy and political capital that could best be used working on an agenda for next year,” according to The Hill.

The Electoral College voted to officially confirm Joe Biden as the next president of the United States on December 14.

Challenging that vote in the upcoming congressional meeting will be the final attempt for Trump and his allies to overturn the election results, after months of failed lawsuits and unsubstantiated claims that the presidential race was riddled with voter fraud.

(Newsweek)

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed former President Donald Trump’s tax records to be handed over to New York prosecutors. The order marks a setback for Trump in a lengthy battle to obtain eight years of his tax records as part of an investigation into the businessman-cum-politician’s finances.

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Florida congressman Matt Gaetz says Donald Trump is considering another White House run in 2024 as senior GOP senator Lindsey Graham is reportedly preparing to travel to Florida to visit the former president in a bid to unite the Republican party.

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US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says all reports are that Donald Trump is “plotting revenge” against those members and senators who voted against him in his second impeachment matter.

Donald Trump is expected next Sunday to make his first public appearance since leaving office.

The former US president, who departed the White House on 20 January, is set to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida.

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Mr Trump is reportedly planning to address his second impeachment trial, where he was acquitted by the Senate of inciting the rioting at the US Capitol on 6 January.

He is also expected to give his views on the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.

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