Trump loyalists in Congress to challenge Electoral College results in Jan. 6 joint session (Update: Insurrectionists storm Congress)(And now what?) (2 Viewers)

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I guess it's time to start a thread for this. We know that at least 140 members of Congress have pledged to join the objection. Under federal law, if at least one member of each house (HOR and Senate) objects, each house will adjourn the joint session for their own session (limited at two hours) to take up the objection. If both houses pass a resolution objecting to the EC result, further action can take place. If both houses do not (i.e. if one or neither passes a resolution), the objection is powerless and the college result is certified.

Clearly this is political theater as we know such a resolution will not pass the House, and there's good reason to think it wouldn't pass the Senate either (with or without the two senators from Georgia). The January 6 joint session is traditionally a ceremonial one. This one will not be.

Many traditional pillars of Republican support have condemned the plan as futile and damaging. Certainly the Trump loyalists don't care - and many are likely doing it for fundraising purposes or to carry weight with the fraction of their constituencies that think this is a good idea.


 

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So, a good number of arrests by the DOJ being reported by this guy. Not familiar with him, but he's apparently a CNBC correspondent. This is a thread below the first tweet.

 

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Steve Scalise made an appearance on one of the Sunday political shows where he was hesitant to speak truthfully about the election, and the riots at the Capitol. Which brings me to this article.

 

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This article is before Jan 6th but brings up an interesting point

how did schools talk and teach about all of this?

for the parents on the board how did your kids school handle the fraud claims and the capitol siege?
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...........In a recent EdWeek Research Center survey, the majority of teachers, 86 percent, said they had not addressed Trump’s claims about voter fraud with students.

When asked why not, most said that it wasn’t directly related to their subject, or that their students were too young to understand it. But a number also worried about community reaction: 18 percent said that addressing the topic could lead to complaints from parents, and 14 percent said that they feared being accused of indoctrinating students.

Teachers are “partnering with families to help [students] develop an understanding of reality,” said Richie. When parents are pushing back on established facts, that can be a “hard tightrope” to walk, she said.

In recent weeks—as state election officials repeatedly confirmed the integrity of the presidential election and the head of the General Services Administration formally recognized the results, starting the transition process—teachers say that questions about election-related disinformation have died down somewhat...........

 

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This article is before Jan 6th but brings up an interesting point

how did schools talk and teach about all of this?

for the parents on the board how did your kids school handle the fraud claims and the capitol siege?
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...........In a recent EdWeek Research Center survey, the majority of teachers, 86 percent, said they had not addressed Trump’s claims about voter fraud with students.

When asked why not, most said that it wasn’t directly related to their subject, or that their students were too young to understand it. But a number also worried about community reaction: 18 percent said that addressing the topic could lead to complaints from parents, and 14 percent said that they feared being accused of indoctrinating students.

Teachers are “partnering with families to help [students] develop an understanding of reality,” said Richie. When parents are pushing back on established facts, that can be a “hard tightrope” to walk, she said.

In recent weeks—as state election officials repeatedly confirmed the integrity of the presidential election and the head of the General Services Administration formally recognized the results, starting the transition process—teachers say that questions about election-related disinformation have died down somewhat...........

Disinformation has been rampant for years in the main stream media.
 

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