Congress ought to maintain extra hearings on 2020 election

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Indiana Third District US Rep. Jim Banks is considered one of 19 federal lawmakers to signal on to a letter searching for the launch of Congressional hearings on alleged election misconduct.

The letter — championed Alabama Republican US Rep. Mo Brooks — was despatched to Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, together with sure committee chairs.

It requires “voter fraud and election theft hearings and investigations” targeted on the Nov. three election that propelled former Vice President Joe Biden to the presidency.

The signees are amongst a number of the staunchest supporters of Pres. Donald Trump, who misplaced in his effort to safe a second time period however who has unsuccessfully challenged the outcomes whereas claiming widespread fraud.

In a tweet on Friday, Banks stated he signed the letter as a result of “the Structure says state legislatures set the time, place and method of the elections. There are numerous examples of state legislatures being circumvented within the 2020 election.”

The Electoral School on Monday forged its ballots 306-to-232 in favor of Biden. Congress will convene on Jan. 6 to formally depend these votes.

Brooks has stated he’ll object to the certification on that date. As of Friday, no US senator had confirmed that she or he will take the steps obligatory as a member of the higher chamber to advance the problem.

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