U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman

U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st District.

Rep. Rob Wittman will join dozens of other congressional Republicans in objecting to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory Wednesday as part of President Donald Trump’s continued effort to overturn his re-election defeat. 

Wittman said Monday morning on social media that he is “in full support of objecting to electors in order to debate and examine election results in states where Constitutional questions have been raised.” 

Wittman represents Virginia’s 1st Congressional district that includes parts of Prince William County. 

Biden won 306 electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election compared to Trump’s 232 electoral votes, and all 50 states certified their election results by Dec. 9. Congress is set to certify the election results on Jan. 6 during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. 

But a growing number of Republican U.S. representatives and U.S. senators have announced in recent days that they will object to the certification of the electoral college victory, a move that will likely delay the certification. 

“Like many of my constituents, I have concerns that several states failed to follow the Constitution in conducting elections and deserve scrutiny to ensure a fair and free election,” Wittman said.

Wittman has not yet responded to questions about what those concerns are, and whether he is also concerned about the votes cast in hundreds of other elections, including federal, state and local contests, that were also held on Nov. 3, 2020. 

The U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General William Barr, has so far declined to appoint any special investigation regarding the President’s unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud. And courts have rejected or denied dozens of post-election lawsuits filed by the Trump administration and Trump allies seeking to overturn election results, according to Politifact.

Wittman previously joined House Republicans in sending an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in December in support of Texas’ effort to overturn Biden’s victory. The case was quickly denied by the court for lack of standing on Dec. 11.

Wittman defended his decision to support the lawsuit in an op-ed for Prince William Times. He alleged that the constitutional authority of state legislatures “was simply usurped by various governors, state courts, state election officials” and that “state election laws were deliberately changed in certain states without the approval of the states’ legislatures.”

Rep. Gerry Connolly, who represents the 11th congressional district, which also includes part of Prince William County, said on social media Monday that congressional Republicans attempts to undermine the election on Jan. 6 “is a direct attack on our democracy.”  

“For Members of Congress to engage in this absurdity is to betray the constitutional oaths they swore just yesterday,” Connolly said. “It is an act of sedition.”

Reach Daniel Berti at dberti@fauquier.com

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Kpearsonb

What a disgrace. Trying to overturn a fair election. Trump's own cronies even admitted there was no evidence of fraud that would change the outcome. It amounts to a lot of enabling sycophants too afraid to stand up for truth and against a madman. Sorry Trump supporters. He lost fairly. Time to move on to a better America. Let's make America great again - with a new President!

PWuser

Thank you, Rob Wittman, for protecting our vote.

Let the thousand sworn affidavits come to light & millions of Americans that have been kept in the dark by the fake news be brought up to date on all the hidden videos of midnight heists such as at Fulton County & other targeted democrat-run districts in swing states. Let ALL the evidence finally be seen by all Americans.

Omarndc72

Harry, Ed and insider keep voting for so socialist communist. Soon they will be coming for everything you own.

JoeBag

I think it is great these people are playing in this sandbox. It keeps them out of the way while responsible adults are trying to distribute the vaccine and get the economy back on track. The best thing this guy, Candland, Lawson, and Vega have done for PWC is stay out of way and let adults deal with the real-world problems. Give them a paddleball game or some crayons and a coloring book, so they stay out of the way. They don’t care about the public good anyway, so let them follow Captain Ahab after the white whale.

someone

Biden did NOT receive 81,000,000 legitimate ballots.

Mrs. Silence Dogood

Thank you Rep. Wittman

Harry

Wittman should be indicted for sedition. He wants to overthrow the government of the Untied States. He refused military service so there is no doubt he is a Russian operative.

Omarndc72

Good work. Keep that China crook Biden out

ed1

I hope he gets charges along with the other seditious traitors. There is no evidence of widespread fraud; this is putting self ahead of country trying to continue the delusion that Trump knows all and court his cult-like followers.

InsideCommenter

Seditious traitor

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