Senator Josh Hawley has been one of the first Republican Senators to support lawmakers object the Electoral College certification which will take place in the House on January 6. Ever since announcing his effort, he’s been targeted from Democrats and even some Republicans who are ready to affirm the Electoral College vote.
Earlier in December, Sen. Hawley said, in part:
“Yesterday, I was talking with some of the constituents back at home [in Missouri], a group of about 30 people. Every single one of them, every one of them, told me that they felt they had been disenfranchised, that their votes didn’t matter and that the election had been rigged,” Hawley noted.
“After four years of that, being told that the last election was fake and that Donald Trump wasn’t really elected and that Russia intervened — after four years of that — now these same people are told ‘you just sit down and shut up if you have any concerns about election integrity, you’re a nutcase. You should shut-up,’” Hawley recalled.
But it turns out the criticisms against Americans properly concerned about election integrity aren’t just coming from the other side of the aisle.
Breitbart News reports that Senator Mitt Romney took to CNN on New Year’s Day, which has lately become a cozy perch where nominal Republicans like him let loose in calling out fellow Republicans.
Romney, speaking to CNN, said Hawley’s objection would continue to spread the “false rumor that somehow the election was stolen.”
“Spreading this kind of rumor about our election system not working is dangerous for democracy here and abroad,” he added.
According to an NBC reporter who tweeted about the interview:
Romney also says McConnell told Senate Republicans that any vote on an objection to the electoral college certification would be “the most consequential vote” of his career.
“I see that as a statement that he believes it’s a referendum on our democracy,” he said.
Now, syndicated radio show and Fox News host Mark Levin is firing back at Romney for his attacks on Hawley, and calls him out for being a “non-president.”
“Well, one of the leading unprincipled fools in the Senate burps up his displeasure at defending our electoral system and Constitution. Non-President Romney.” wrote Levin.