Human Rights Campaign President Responds to Republican Senators Objecting to the Certification of Joe Biden’s Election Win

by HRC Staff

Post submitted by Viet Tran (he/him/they/them), former HRC Press Secretary

The Human Rights Campaign released a statement in response to the news that a dozen sitting Republican senators and dozens of Republican House members will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win against President Donald Trump.

Led by Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, they are expected to be joined by Senators Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Steve Daines, John Kennedy, Marsha Blackburn and Mike Braun and Senators-elect Cynthia Lummis, Roger Marshall, Bill Hagerty and Tommy Tuberville.

The efforts led by some Members of Congress to object to the certification of Joe Biden’s election win are faithless acts that must be condemned by all who vowed to uphold democracy in this country.

More than 80 million people voted in this election for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. The fact that sworn defenders of our Constitution are taking steps to delegitimize the election harms our democracy and undermines public confidence in our elections. The American people will remember this assault on our moral and political institutions and will hold these Senators, including Ron Johnson, accountable at the ballot box in 2022.

Let’s speak truth and facts -- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice President of the United States. The voters of our nation have spoken and our democratic process must be effectuated.

Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign

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