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A Year Later, GOP Lawmakers Still Won't Say If Joe Biden Is Actually President (Yes Your Head Should Hurt)


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Nearly all of the 147 Republicans who voted to reject the 2020 presidential election results also won't say if they regret that vote, which was based on a lie.

Jennifer Bendery


It’s been a year since 147 Republican lawmakers voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election after fueling a lie about widespread voter fraud.

They cast their votes just hours after a mob of white supremacist supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol with plans to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Vice President Mike Pence and others to stop them from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win. They believed the lie, and Trump himself egged them on. Hundreds of lawmakers, staff, reporters and other workers hid for their lives. Five people died and hundreds were injured. Four police officers who defended the Capitol that day later died by suicide.

Biden overwhelmingly won the election. There was never evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Do those 147 Republicans now concede that Biden was elected president, fair and square, a full year later? Do they regret their votes against certifying the Electoral College count? HuffPost posed both questions to all 147 Republicans over the span of a couple of weeks in December, either in person or via their offices. (One of those members, former Rep. Ron Wright of Texas, passed away in February.)

They overwhelmingly declined to answer.



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