Edward Kimmel from Takoma Park, MD, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK — If Democrat hypocrisy were an energy source, Americans could leave the lights on around the clock and never see a bill.

Democrats are roasting Republican senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri for objecting to the Electoral College votes of Arizona and Pennsylvania due to serious questions about ballot-box irregularities. Democrats have reported these two lawmakers to the Senate Ethics Committee for their January 6 legislative intervention, which, unfortunately, coincided with the U.S. Capitol riot.

Some Democrats aim to expel congressional Republicans who challenged Electoral College votes at last month’s certification ceremony. Democrats likely convinced corporate Cancelistas to terminate PAC donations to as many as seven Republican senators and 138 GOP House members who opposed electors from one or more states among Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Harvard students, too many of whom resemble Mao Zedong’s Red Guards, demand that university officials yank diplomas from alumni Ted Cruz and Representative Elise Stefanik (R – New York).

There are two massive problems with the Left’s jihad against these Republicans:

First, these GOP lawmakers’ actions were perfectly legal. Article II, Section I, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution and the Electoral Count Act of 1887, 3 U.S. Code § 15, both governed their objections to states’ electors.

Second, Democrats repeatedly have resisted electors, starting four years ago. When Democrats do this, it epitomizes public service. When Republicans do this, it’s Kristallnacht. Indeed, President Joe “Unity” Biden compared Cruz and Hawley to Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment Dr. Joseph Goebbels.

As the Congressional Record confirms, during the January 6, 2017 quadrennial joint-session/certification ceremony, seven House Democrats challenged electors in 10 states. Among these objectors: Lead impeachment manager, Maryland’s Jamie Raskin. “I have an objection because 10 of the 29 electoral votes cast by Florida were cast by electors not lawfully certified because they violated Florida’s prohibition against dual office holding,” Raskin complained. Democrats understandably balked at electors from Michigan and Wisconsin, which Trump won by 0.3 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively. Whatever these Democrats believed went wrong could have been decisive. However, Democrats also opposed electors from Alabama (where Trump outran Hillary by 28.3 percent), West Virginia (42.2 percent), and Wyoming (47.6 percent). This was recreational obstructionism.

No senator joined the fun. So, House Democrats’ objections went nowhere.

On January 4, 2013, and January 9, 2009, Republicans raised no objections whatsoever to Obama’s Electoral College votes.

But on January 6, 2005, Democrats were back at it. Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio objected to George W. Bush’s Electoral College votes from her state. Senator Barbara Boxer of California concurred. As on January 6, 2021, the House and Senate parted to debate this challenge separately.

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D – California) praised the 31 Democrat objectors for “speaking up for their aggrieved constituents” during “their only opportunity to have this debate while the country is listening.”

Nonetheless, House Democrats’ challenge fizzled, 31 yeas to 267 nays.

“The fight for electoral justice,” Senator Boxer argued, was “worth a couple of hours to shine some light on these issues.”

Boxer’s objection bellyflopped — her aye to 74 nays.

On January 6, 2001, 13 House Democrats, including five current incumbents, focused their fire on Florida’s electors for G.W. Bush.

“Mr. Vice President, I rise to object to the fraudulent 25 Florida electorial [sic] votes,” said Representative Maxine Waters (D – California). “The objection is in writing, and I do not care that it is not signed by a Member of the Senate.” Vice President Albert Gore dryly replied: “…the rules do care, and the signature of a Senator is required.” No senator stepped forward, and House Democrats’ challenge foundered.

Unlike today’s unfairly excoriated Republicans, Democrats faced zero repercussions when they exercised over and over again their constitutionally protected and statutorily permitted power to object to Electoral College votes. Democrats should abandon their congenital hypocrisy and recognize their Republican colleagues’ right to behave like Democrats.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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F F Tramutola Jr.
4 months ago

How about we take those Harvard scum bags ability to breathe. These liberals are begging for revolution. Nothing would make us happier.

Grace
4 months ago

Why do you think Nancy ordered so many troops for the Capital. The general at the pentagon said she wanted a Brigade of trooops. That’s about 2000 isn’t it? She wanted those big 2 man operated machine guns too. Was she going to start a war.?.

Retired Marine
4 months ago
Reply to  Grace

She wants CONSEVATIVES to star a war, and the bitch better watch out for what she wishes for.

Donna Gagnat
4 months ago

Isn’t there anyone in Washington DC, who is willing to legally challenge what the Democrats are doing to Republican reps?????????? This is Dictatorship

LISTEN UP….the DEMOCRATS CHEATED in the ELECTIONS. JUSTICE Will PREVAIL in the NAME of the LORD. GOD Will PART the BLUE SEA. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

4 months ago

 Indeed, President Joe “Unity” Biden compared Cruz and Hawley to Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment Dr. Joseph Goebbels.

How dare they. Just as Joe “THE SNIFFER” Biden attains parity with Herr Hitler. Evidence all the Executive Orders – poor Joe thought he was executing someone – thus the spree.

4 months ago

Pelosi is showing some pretty evident paranoia. I think that also precedes the onset of dementia. Or maybe a brain pickled in alcohol. Mounted machine guns indeed, thankfully the military had more sense and told her no. I believe that’s part of her problem, she should have been told no more often when she was a spoiled child.

4 months ago

Democrats have been reprogrammed to ignore truths. It’s whatever we get caught doing let’s say they did it too and then ignore it. That’s why all the evidence against the crooked democrats turns into a conspiracy theory, the media won’t report and the Republicans don’t have the guts to follow through with it. Republican leadership is a joke, hence the talk of a new party.

Gerry
4 months ago

The demoRATS don’t care if what they are doing is illegal or unConstitutional — they are getting away with it because NOBODY is stopping them. They just spent 4 years of ignoring their jobs and their oath to try and get rid of a duly elected President. They did nothing but make false statements, a hoax collusion and a phony impeachment but nothing prodeuctive for Americans. Now they are repeating their treason with false accusations, made up events and another phony impeachment of a now CIVILIAN and the repubs are running scare, complicit or have traitorous rinos becoming part of their 3-ring circus. Our congress is a total embarrassing,disgusting and pathetic pack of criminals who need to be in Gitmo not our government.

4 months ago

WELL THIS WAS PART OF THERE PLAN TO HAVE WHAT HAPPENED HAPPEN AT THE CAPITOL AND IF YOU DON’T SEE THAT THEN YOU ARE BLIND. PLEASE EVERYONE KNOW THE REPUBLICANS DON’T DO THIS. AND WE ARE ALREADY SEEING IT. THIS WAS A VERY WELL PLANNED OUT EVENT. THESE PEOPLE HAVE A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR EVERYTHING THAT COULD POSSIBLE GO THERE WAY. THEY HAVE BEEN IN THERE WAY TO LONG THEY KNOW ALL THE TRICKS. AND HAVING THE MEDIA A PART OF THERE PLANS IS A PLUS. IF EVERYONE REALLY NEW THE WHOLE TRUTH THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT. AND IF ANYONE STAYED UP ALL NIGHT ON ELECTION NIGHT AND WATCHED THE NUMBERS EVERY 15 MINUTES YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED TO. JUST GET YOU STATES IN ORDER. FIGHT FOR YOUR REPS. THERE. THATS WHERE YOU HAVE TO START. PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT JUDGES YOU KEEP. THAT SO IMPORTANT. AND THE LEGISLATURES. WE HAVE PUT TO MUCH TIME IN THE HIGHER OFFICES. THIS IS IMPORTANT BUT WE LOST BECAUSE OF THE STATES WE WEREN’T WATCH IN THE LAWS, LEGISLATURES, ETC. SO START AT YOUR HOME STATE THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING RIGHT NOW. GO TO MEETINGS. GET INVOLVED. US BITCHING ON THESE PLATFORMS DOES NOTHING FOR US BUT LET US VENT WHICH WE ALL NEED TO DO.

Tom
4 months ago

Just saw the movie (documentary) “Absolute Proof” by Mike Lindell. It will blow you away. Stealer alert, Trump won big.

Tom
4 months ago

What was so bad about my post? I’ve read some of the posts that are a lot more, times more controversial than mine. Anyway, the movie (documentary) “Absolute Proof” by Mike Lindell is worth watching, and it proves Senators Cruz and Hawley right. BTW, stealer alert, Trump won big.

Tom
4 months ago

This website, please respond. Which part of the post needs to be approved?
1) I watched the movie (documentary) “Absolute Proof” by Mike Lindell? If it is, have you watched it
to come to a conclusion?
2) The movie proves Senators Cruz and Hawley right?
3) That Trump won the 2020 election big?