Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill Won’t Run for Senate, Admits Affair

Alabama’s Secretary of State, John Merrill, says he will not run for the United States Senate after admitting he had “an inappropriate relationship with a 44-year-old woman.”

John Merrill said in a statement he would not be seeking any elected position in 2022. Merrill had intended a much-anticipated run for the Senate. He even retweeted someone touting former President Trump’s endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) instead of waiting for others to announce.

In a statement provided to AL.com, he said:

I will obviously not be a candidate for the United States Senate nor will I be seeking any other elected position in 2022, because I think it’s important to me to make sure that.

I become the man that I have been before and that I am working to put myself in the position to be the leader that I have been before, as a husband, as a father, as a friend and as an elected official.

During an interview with AL Wednesday morning, Merrill at first denied the affair accusations against him, saying the accuser, Cesaire McPherson, was “stalking” and “harassing” him.

Reportedly, McPherson told AL she did not want to answer any questions regarding this on the record. “I don’t want to say anything other than here’s the proof that John Merrill is a liar,” She told AL. McPherson provided the publication with a 17-minute recording from October 2020 of a conversation between herself and Merrill. “Here’s the true John Merrill,” she said.

In the recording, Merrill and McPherson discuss the various “sexual acts” they had done over “dozens of romantic encounters.” McPherson said they took place between November 2017 and November 2020. Merrill told AL, “‘there’s no excuse’ for his extramarital relationship,” after hearing part of the tapes. He said:

It’s clear that I had an inappropriate relationship with her, and it is not something that I am proud of or something that is something that — I’m very disappointed in myself. I’m also disappointed that I allowed my family to be embarrassed by this action, and it’s something that I certainly will always regret because of the pain that it has caused my family.

The original allegations were first made public in the National File on Tuesday, who released an audio file.

AL released parts of the transcript:

Early in the call, McPherson asks Merrill, “the last time that we had sex, that’s the last time ever?” Merrill responded, “well, it was a pretty good day.” McPherson asks again if “that’s the last time ever” and Merrill says “it’s supposedly the last time ever.

McPherson goes on to ask Merrill in explicit detail about sex acts she says they engaged in on multiple occasions and about specific locations.

He told her later in the call he hoped to draw strength from God to resist continuing their affair.

“I am not able to stay away from you, so that’s the reason why I have to have help in order to do that … the help is coming from the Lord,” he said.

“You already went against your marriage … So you’ve already done it, you can’t take that back, you can’t change it,” McPherson said.

“Can’t take anything back. Can’t change anything. All I can do is what I can do from today forward,” Merrill responded.

According to AL, after Merrill listened to parts of the recordings on Wednesday, he “reflected on what it had cost him and those around him.”

“I hope someone can use me as an example of how they have the opportunity to accomplish things, but because of poor choices and poor decisions in things, it can result in a negative impact for a lot of people that you did not intend to impact,” Merrill said. “That’s because I exercised poor choices and poor discipline. Maybe some good can come out of this for somebody else.”

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Mo Brooks Slams Chamber of Commerce on Immigration — ‘Great Damage’ to Low-Income Families, ‘Impeding the Success’ of Middle Class

Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL), who earlier this week formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2022, explained his view on immigration, particularly as it pertains to labor markets, during an interview that aired on Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5.

Brooks explained organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce promote immigration policy that “artificially” influences labor markets, which comes with a cost for low-income earners and the middle class.

“[I]f you don’t have an artificial influence on the labor markets if you don’t artificially inflate the labor supply, then if you want that work done, you have to pay workers more to attract them to the work that you want done,” he said. “There is no job in America that Americans won’t do. There are jobs that Americans won’t do at the paltry wages that some employers want to pay. And the employers will be put in a position where they either have to pay the wages that are necessary to attract the workforce they need that is necessary for their businesses to operate, or they go out of business.”

“But that’s the way it is supposed to be in a free enterprise economy where the market forces allocate resources to what’s profitable and denies it to what is not profitable,” Brooks continued. “So, you’re spot-on with your economic analysis, and that’s a very, very big point for the public to understand, and unfortunately, the Chamber of Commerce is just running over us right now and is doing great damage to struggling low-income American families but also impeding the success, the economic success of our middle-class families.”

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Mo Brooks Announces Bid for Alabama U.S. Senate Seat

For more than a decade, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) has represented Alabama’s fifth congressional district in the U.S House of Representatives. But next year, he hopes to change that with a successful run for higher office.

On Monday, Brooks announced his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). The six-term incumbent Shelby announced he would not seek reelection earlier this year, leaving Alabama with a wide-open U.S. Senate race for the third time in five years.

Brooks made his announcement before a packed room at Bullet & Barrel, a shooting and hunting range between downtown Huntsville, AL and the Redstone Arsenal U.S. Army Base.

Among the highlights in Brooks’ announcement were overtures that warned about the dangers of socialism, so-called “cancel culture,” and “big tech censorship.”

Brooks also hit on race issues and immigration during the announcement.

Watch Brooks’ announcement here:

In a statement accompanying his campaign announcement, Brooks took a jab at socialism and vowed to oppose the forces promoting that ideology.

“Radical Socialists seek to destroy the foundational principles that have made America the greatest nation in world history,” he said. “I cannot sit on the sideline and watch Socialists destroy an America I love. The stakes have never been higher. It is clear the Senate needs leaders willing to fight rather than cower in their foxholes. I am running for the Senate because America’s status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, and because I am the only candidate for Senate with a proven record of conservative leadership that Alabama voters can trust and rely on.”

Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller introduced Brooks, touting the congressman’s support of former President Donald Trump and the need for someone willing to put Americans “first” as the U.S.-Mexico border is in turmoil.

Miller called on voters to support the Alabama congressman’s bid for U.S. Senate in a statement.

“For the last four years, no one had President Trump’s back more than Mo Brooks. Now, I need you to have HIS back. I need you to support Mo Brooks so he can proudly carry on the fight for the America First agenda. The campaign to save America begins right here in Alabama, and it begins with your vote for Mo Brooks.”

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Exclusive — Rep. Mo Brooks: H.R. 1 Would Make American Elections ‘Akin to Old Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea’

H.R. 1, if enacted into law, would make American elections resemble those in the former Soviet Union, said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Brooks said, “H.R. 1 is the worst piece of legislation relating to elections in the history of the United States of America. It does more to undermine our republic than any legislation I have ever seen or heard of, even looking back in the history books. By way of example, it registers 16- and 17-year-olds. It registers people automatically from multiple different sources like drivers licenses, social security cards, [or] any number of government sources.”

“If you move from one address to another, you’re going to get registered twice,” he continued. “Someone like myself, if it’s Morris Jackson Brooks Jr. at one place, but Morris Jay Brooks Jr. at another, you get registered twice.

Brooks warned that H.R. 1, named the For the People Act, will facilitate voter fraud if enacted as law.

“It’s going to be massive voter fraud,” he held. “In short, the Democrats have ignored and undermined the Commission on Federal Election Reform report in 2005 — a bipartisan commission report by Jimmy Carter on the one hand and James Baker on the other hand — and have expanded the very worst of the things that the report said we needed to avoid.”

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Brooks stated, “If you’re talking about non-citizens voting in American elections. H.R. 1 is going to make it much easier, because it makes it a criminal offense for a poll worker to deny a non-citizen voting at the polls. That’s craziness, but that’s what they do with this legislation by tying the hands of our poll workers, who will be fearful of being prosecuted if they challenge a non-citizen who is trying to vote in an American election.”

“On another level, the bipartisan report from 2005 says we need to minimize mass mail-out of [ballots], [and] minimize absentee voting, because that is where fraud is most likely to occur,” Brooks added. “What do the Democrats do? They expand it dramatically. The exact opposite of what we should be doing.”

Brooks remarked, “There are dozens of provisions in this legislation that undermine the sacredness and the accuracy of the elections, and what we saw in a few places in the country in 2020 with the massive voter fraud that was occurring in those places would now become commonplace throughout the United States.”

“In sum, the reliability the trustworthiness of American elections under H.R. 1 would be akin to those in the old Soviet Union, or in Cuba, or in Venezuela, or North Korea. Sure, you can vote, but your vote doesn’t count.”

Marlow assessed, “It also makes a permanent Democrat majority. The Republicans would never win another election again if this gets passed.”

“We don’t steal elections. They do,” Brooks concluded.

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Senate GOP: Biden Amnesty Floods U.S. Workforce During Coronavirus Crisis

Senate Republicans are lining up to oppose President Joe Biden’s massive amnesty plan that would legalize between 11 to 22 million illegal aliens and increase legal immigration levels, all while more than 17 million Americans remain jobless.

On Thursday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced Biden’s amnesty plan to Congress, seeking to hugely inflate the United States labor market at a time when the nation faces a mass unemployment crisis.

The plan, among other things, would:

  • Put nearly all illegal aliens in the U.S. on an eight-year path to citizenship
  • Provide $4 billion in foreign aid to Central America
  • Expedite green cards for foreign relatives, otherwise known as “chain migration”
  • Potentially add 52 million foreign-born residents to the U.S. population
  • Eliminate per-country caps, ensuring India monopolizes employment green cards
  • Increase the Diversity Visa Lottery program where visas are given out randomly
  • Provide green cards to foreign students who graduate in advanced STEM fields
  • Bring already deported illegal aliens back to the U.S. to provide them amnesty

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) called the plan “a disaster.”

“It would devastate our economy by flooding our workforce with millions of new workers during a pandemic,” Cotton said. “And it does nothing to secure our borders, yet grants mass amnesty, welfare benefits — even voting rights — to over 11 million people who came here illegally. It’s a nonstarter.”

Likewise, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said the plan “will encourage more illegal immigration and reduce opportunities for American workers during a pandemic-induced recession when so many are already struggling to find jobs.”

“Why are we placing the interests of non-citizens over the interests of Americans?” Hagerty asked in a statement.

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said he is “disappointed” with Biden’s executive orders “to undo the ‘America First’ immigration agenda” that sought to boost U.S. wages by reducing overall immigration:

Between halting construction of the wall on our southern border and a partisan immigration proposal that offers American citizenship to illegal immigrants, it’s clear Joe Biden is not serious about fixing our broken immigration system that rewards illegal behavior.

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) spokesperson pointed to the lawmaker’s previous statement on Biden’s plan, where he said Congress should prioritize the Chinese coronavirus crisis, reaching full employment for Americans, and taking on China’s global dominance before negotiating an immigration deal. Rubio said weeks ago:

America should always welcome immigrants who want to become Americans. But we need laws that decide who and how many people can come here, and those laws must be followed and enforced. There are many issues I think we can work cooperatively with President-elect Biden, but a blanket amnesty for people who are here unlawfully isn’t going to be one of them.

In the House, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said “the economic result of granting amnesty and citizenship to illegal aliens is horrific for American citizens.”

“American workers will be pummeled as they suffer from lost jobs and suppressed wages,” Brooks said:

American taxpayers will be further burdened, inasmuch as households with illegal aliens in them are far more likely to be on welfare than are households without illegal aliens in them. American workers are already suffering the effects of tsunamis of cheap foreign labor who suppress American worker wages and take American jobs.

To pass the Senate, Biden’s amnesty plan would need the support of at least 10 Senate Republicans, as well as every Senate Democrat and those who caucus with the Democrats. While a number of Senate Democrats remain silent on the plan, many have indicated in recent votes where they may stand on the issue.

In the first week of February, eight Senate Democrats — including Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) — voted with Senate Republicans to block giving stimulus checks to illegal aliens.

The White House, though, has downplayed the plan’s potential lack of support among swing state Democrats who face tough re-elections in 2022 and 2024. About 28 vulnerable House Democrats, for instance, have stayed mostly quiet on whether they would support or oppose the plan.

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Mo Brooks: Pelosi, House Democrats Covered by Panic, Paranoia, and Power — Willing to ‘Overreach,’ ‘Abuse Their Power’

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said he sees a combination of factors that led to House Democrats taking a very aggressive approach against Republicans in the new Congress under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) leadership.

Brooks told Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5 on Friday that he saw three factors driving the Democrats’ actions: panic, paranoia and power.

“Right now, let me emphasize something about what I perceive to be the attitude on Capitol Hill, at least in the House, not as familiar with the Senate side of things since I don’t serve there on a daily basis,” he said. “On the House side, it appears that Nancy Pelosi and the socialists are covered by the three P’s — one, they’re panicked, two, they’re paranoid, and three, they have power. You put panic and paranoia together with power, and you can get some very unfortunate results. We’ll have to see how that plays out. But they are at least now — they’ve shown that they’re willing to overreach, that they’re willing to abuse their power.”

The Alabama Republican lawmaker used Democrats’ approach to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) as an example and pointed out the ruling party in the House had set a precedent they would be susceptible to when Republicans were back in charge.

“Certainly, they abused it in doing what they did to Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose district abuts mine just across the state line in Georgia — to seize control of the other party’s committee assignments, as best I’m aware, has never been done in the history of the United States House of Representatives,” Brooks said. “With this newfound power, the more radical elements of this socialist party here on Capitol Hill — they’re flexing their muscle. Personally, I think that it is a bad misjudgment on their part.”

“And I think it increases the likelihood they’re going to lose their election in 2020, which will, in turn, result in the House being GOP,” he added. “But they have opened a Pandora’s box because if the socialists are able to control the committee assignments of Republicans, that means Republicans, when they’re in charge, can do the same thing to the socialist party. And I would anticipate that that is exactly what will happen. There are a number of socialists who have made very egregious violent-oriented statements, and this is going to come back to bite them.”

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House Republicans Rush to Join Electoral College Challenge

Nearly 30 Republicans from the United States House of Representatives have vowed to object to the certification of Electoral College votes in favor of Joe Biden on January 6.

On Wednesday, GOP Reps. Jeff Duncan of South Carlina and Randy Weber of Texas voiced their concerns and reasons for objecting to the certification, with Duncan saying in a statement that his oath to protect Americans “comes with the vital role of ensuring the legality of our free and fair election system.”

Reps. Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC), along with Rep.-elect Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), announced that they would also object to the certification of the results on Thursday.

As of Thursday, 29 Republicans who serve, or will serve, in the House, along with lone Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), have voiced support for President Donald Trump in objecting to the results. Those who plan to object include:

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), Rep.-elect Jerry Carl (R-AL), Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep.-elect Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep.-elect Bob Good (R-VA), Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell (R-NM), Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), Rep.-elect Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Rep.-elect Barry Moore (R-AL), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) , Rep.-elect Burgess Owens (R-UT), Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Rep.-elect Diana Harshbarger.

Earlier this week, Hawley, the only United States senator who has announced his intent to object to the 2020 Electoral College vote when the results are presented to Congress, said his aim in objecting will be “to highlight the failure of some states, including notably Pennsylvania, to follow their own election laws as well as the unprecedented interference of Big Tech monopolies in the election.”

In a release announcing his decision, Hawley also vowed to “call for Congress to launch a full investigation of potential fraud and election irregularities and enact election integrity measures.”

In a segment airing on Saturday, Georgia’s Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene told The Kyle Olson Show that her colleagues will object to electors from six states.

“We refuse to certify a stolen election,” Greene said. “As members of Congress, it’s our duty to protect the integrity of our elections.”

Two House Republicans have also told CNN that they expect more than 140 House Republicans to object to the electoral college certification on January 6.

In an intervciew with Breitbart News Daily and host Alex Marlow, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said that “there may very well be a big fight in Congress over whether the votes of the electors of those states where they changed the rules without legislative action should be accepted.”
Alabama Republican Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville has also signaled he may object to the Electoral College certification on January 6. Earlier this month, Tuberville told Yellowhammer News that he is “always going to support President Trump,” adding that “he’s the best president of my lifetime and has done more for the people of this country and the state of Alabama than anybody.”
“But we want to make sure we do the right thing,” Tuberville added.

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Backstabbing RINO’s Working to Back Biden and Team

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The presidential inauguration is less than a month away. Will it be Joe Biden with his hand on the bible being sworn in? Or will we see a second term for President Trump? It’s not looking good folks.

Electoral college votes for Joe Biden

President Trump and his team of patriot attorneys continue to contest the results of the 2020 presidential election. Multiple lawsuits have been shot down by local courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. Trump supporters are convinced there is no way in hell that Joe Biden received 81 million votes, a record number making him the most popular candidate in American history.

There are a few Trump loyalists who continue to stand with the president. Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has hinted that he will join GOP Representative Mo Brooks to challenge the election by using the Electoral Count Act of 1877 when Congress meets to finalize the vote on January 6.

If Brooks and Tuberville successfully band together to oppose the electoral vote, both chambers 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.

Deep state pushing Trump out

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and other DC swamp creatures are urging Tommy Tuberville to stop fighting for Trump and accept the rigged election. He wants Republicans to fall in line with the deep state so they can get back to business looting the American tax payer.

During a December 15 conference call, McConnell warned that objecting to counting certain states’ electoral votes for Biden on Jan. 6 would be a political mistake, especially for senators up for reelection.

Senator Thune said that the GOP leadership is “trying 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.”

Thune and McConnell are wrong. Republicans who are turning their backs on Trump will face the consequences in the next election. Incoming North Carolina House Rep Madison Cawthorn told a crowd of supporters that he would be contesting the election on January 6. Then he threatened to work against anti-Trump RINOs in Congress. “If you are not on the record calling for fair, free and just elections now and in the future, I will come to your district and I will fund a primary opponent against you,” Cawthorn said. The fight continues.

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Report: McConnell Urges GOP Senators to Refrain from Objecting to Electoral Votes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly urged GOP senators to refrain from objecting to electoral votes when it comes time to count them in Congress next month, making the remarks on a caucus call Tuesday.

McConnell, who formally recognized Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president-elect and vice president-elect on Tuesday, reportedly told colleagues that an objection “isn’t in the best interest of everybody,” per the Hill:

McConnell warned that any GOP senator who signed onto a House Republican objection to a state’s electoral votes would then force the Senate to debate and vote on the objection, putting fellow GOP senators in a bad position.

McConnell was not the only Republican leader to make the request, with Republican Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rules Committee Chairman Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) making the same call, though there is no indication, currently, that any GOP senators plan to object to the results.

“I think that there was encouragement on the phone for us to accept the result, as much as it’s not what we, you know, would have envisioned for the next four years, and to try to do what’s best for American people, which is to look forward,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) said, according to the Hill.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) also said he has not heard any rumblings of GOP senators poised to reject the results.

On Monday, Republican electors in key swing states cast alternate slates of electoral votes to help keep President Donald Trump’s legal challenges afloat, particularly in the event of a viable challenge in Congress.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) plans to object to next month’s count, which will take place January 6. However, he needs a GOP senator to join him in order to launch the challenge successfully.

“Well, it’s happened many times in the past,” Brooks said during a Monday appearance on Fox News Business’s Lou Dobbs Tonight. “Apparently, some folks have not done their history.”

“By way of example, the Democrats in the House tried it in 2017 when they tried to strike Alabama’s votes for Donald Trump. Georgia, the same way, the House Democrats tried to strike it. Barbara Boxer tried to strike Ohio for George Bush back in 2005, so this is not unusual,” he continued, adding that the “law is very clear.”

“The House of Representatives, in combination with the United States Senate, has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust,” Brooks said.

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Rep. Mo Brooks: ‘Momentum Is Building Strongly in Favor of Fighting Various State Submissions of Electoral College Votes’

Friday, during an interview with Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) explained his plan to challenge the Electoral College vote, which had gotten traction in recent days as Politico took notice earlier this week.

It even drew Brooks praise from President Donald Trump, who would benefit if Brooks were successful.

Brooks said momentum was building for his effort in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“On the House side, momentum is building strongly in favor of fighting various state submissions of Electoral College votes. To mention a few — Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania. It is quite clear, based on overwhelming evidence, that Donald Trump if the law was obeyed, if only lawful votes cast by American citizens were counted, Donald Trump easily won those three states. And as the evidence comes out to a larger and larger degree, the public is, of course, starting to react. They’re starting to better understand this voter fraud and election theft crisis that we’re in. And they’re demanding that their congressmen and senators help clean up our election system. Part of that cleanup is making sure that those who try to steal elections do not profit from it. So, it is moving in the right direction.”

According to Brooks, when it is time for Congress to certify a Joe Biden victory on January 6, he will challenge the results if he can find a Republican from the U.S. Senate to join him in the effort.

He based the strategy on what is laid out in the Constitution.

“A lot of people don’t understand,” Brooks explained. “They think the courts resolve these disputes. That is false, OK? Courts can influence the outcome, no question like they did in the year 2000. But in the United States Constitution, Article 1 — Sections 4 and 5, Article 2 and the 12th Amendment, the United States Congress has absolute final say on election contests that involve any federal elected position. That’s the House, that’s the Senate and that’s the White House. I’m hopeful that we will exercise that authority and protect the sanctity of our voting system and stop the election theft that is undermining credibility of our republic.”

“The procedure is on January 6 at one o’clock, states will submit to the United States Congress with Vice President Mike Pence presiding, so it is a joint session, the states will submit to Congress their purported Electoral College vote results,” he continued. “And it is done in alphabetical order, and at any point in time, if one House member and one Senator file a joint objection, then the submissions by other states are stopped. We immediately take a two-hour recess from the joint Congress. The Senate goes back to their Senate chambers. The House stays on the House side. We have two hours of debate. At the conclusion of that two hours, we must have a House floor vote, and we must have a Senate floor vote on whether to accept or reject a state’s Electoral College vote submission.”

Brooks said there was “ambiguity” about how the vote would be decided. He explained it would be based on a majority in the Senate. However, in the House, it could be based on a vote by state congressional delegations according to the 12th Amendment. According to the Alabama lawmaker, 27 of the state delegations are controlled by Republicans and 20 by Democrats, with the others being evenly split. However, he said it could also come down to a simple majority of members of Congress, as well.

Brooks encouraged listeners to watch the video from Georgia, which shows what some are alleging is wrongdoing during a vote count.

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