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‘Coup Attempt’: Klobuchar Goes After Hawley For Objection To Electoral College Certification Process On January 6

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar slammed Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for becoming the first Senator to say he will object during Congress’s counting of the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, calling it a “coup attempt.”

Klobuchar sent a tweet Wednesday after Hawley’s announcement that he would object during the upcoming Jan. 6 meeting of Congress to count states’ electoral votes and finalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, saying she will make sure Hawley’s efforts fail on the 6th.

“This is how you run for President on the Republican side in 2024. You join a coup attempt. Democracy will prevail. As lead Dem on Rules Com. I will guarantee it,” Klobuchar said. “There’s a bipartisan group of electeds who will put our country first. See you on the 6th!”

Hawley released a statement Wednesday morning saying he will object, citing big-tech platforms interference in the election in support of Biden and saying election laws were broken in Pennsylvania. (RELATED: Sen. Josh Hawley To Object Electoral College Certification Process On January 6)

“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. 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. 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 said in the statement. (RELATED: These Are The House Republicans Who Voted With Trump On Both The NDAA Veto And $2,000 Stimulus Checks)

Republican Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks and a group of House Republicans said they will try to overturn the results of the presidential election on Jan. 6 by objecting, with Hawley’s support there will now likely be a vote and debate on the issue.