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Outgoing GOP congressman criticizes Hawley for fundraising off Electoral College challenge


#Outgoing GOP #Rep. #Denver #Riggleman#Denver #RigglemanVirginia county #Republicans condemn GOP congressman for considering vote for #Biden #House #Republicans who didn’t sign onto the #Texas lawsuit #Five #Republicans vote for bill to decriminalize marijuana MORE (#Va.) #Tore into #Sen. #Josh #Hawley#Joshua (#Josh) #David #HawleyGOP lawmaker thinks 100 #Republicans could challenge #Electoral #College results #Here are the #Republicans planning to challenge the #Electoral #College results #Kemp dismisses #Trump’s call to resign as ‘a distraction’ MORE (R-Mo.) after #Hawley sent out a fundraising email boosting his upcoming challenge to the #Electoral #College results.

“Of course he’s fundraising off fantasy,” #Riggleman tweeted. “Getting ready for 2024. #Using disinformation and conspiracies as a baseline for fundraising. #Grift. #Fooling people to take their money. #QAnon and conspiracy theories are the new ‘normal’. #Shameful stuff.”

The rebuke comes after #Hawley, a staunch ally of #President #Trump#Donald #TrumpTrump to cut #Florida trip short, return to #Washington on #Thursday #Intel vice chair says government agency cyber attack ‘may have started earlier’ #Secret #Service making changes to presidential detail amid concerns current members are aligned with #Trump: report MORE‘s, said he would object to the counting of #Electoral #College results during the #Jan. 6 joint session of #Congress.

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#Hawley became the first senator to join an effort by a host of #Republican #House members to contest the results of the election. #His objection will ensure a debate in the #House and #Senate on the #Electoral #College tally.

“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on #January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly #Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws,” #Hawley said in a statement #Wednesday.

“#And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including #Facebook and #Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of #Joe #Biden#Joe #BidenTrump to cut #Florida trip short, return to #Washington on #Thursday #Intel vice chair says government agency cyber attack ‘may have started earlier’ #Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intelligence on #China bounties on US forces in #Afghanistan: report MORE. #At the very least, #Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. #But #Congress has so far failed to act,” #Hawley added.

#Hawley’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The #Hill regarding #Riggleman’s tweet.

#Wednesday’s proceedings will mark just the third time #Congress has had to debate an objection since 1887. #Still, the objection is anticipated to only delay the inevitable, and both chambers of #Congress are expected to vote down the challenge.

#Republicans, especially in the #Senate, have distanced themselves from #President #Trump’s claims that voter fraud and irregularities cost him a second term, noting a lack of evidence and a host of court battles lost across the country and at the #Supreme #Court by #Trump’s campaign legal team. #Many lawmakers have said it is time for the country to move on.

#Riggleman in particular has been a vocal critic of the president since the election. The #Virginia #Republican lost the GOP nomination in his race in part due to backlash over his officiating of a same-sex marriage.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532242-outgoing-gop-congressman-criticizes-hawley-for-fundraising-of-electoral

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