See how Alabama’s U.S. House delegation voted on certifying Arizona’s electors
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday night voted 303-121 to certify the Electoral College votes from Arizona.
Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made an objection to Arizona’s electors earlier in the day, and, after hours of turmoil, the House finished its deliberation on the matter shortly after 10:00 p.m. CST.
Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a floor speech before the House vote. The remarks focused on allegations of illegal aliens voting in November’s general election and were similar to a speech Brooks delivered on the floor in early December.
Brooks then voted to sustain the objection, as did his Republican colleagues, Congressmen Jerry Carl (AL-01), Barry Moore (AL-02), Mike Rogers (AL-03), Robert Aderholt (AL-04) and Gary Palmer (AL-06).
Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted against sustaining the objection.
In a statement on Wednesday morning, she commented on her general support of accepting all states’ electors on the day.
“In November, the American people spoke loud and clear – and they chose Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States. Today, I am honored to do my part in certifying the results of the election and officially sending both President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to the White House,” Sewell remarked.
“To be a daughter of the South and see Georgia elect the Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the Senate reminds me why our democracy is so worth fighting for,” she continued, referring to the Peach State Democratic Senate candidates’ apparent wins in Tuesday’s runoffs.
“I will vote against all efforts today to overturn the lawful election of our duly elected President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris,” Sewell concluded. “President Trump and his Republican allies are working to subvert the will of the people and the democratic principles enshrined in our Constitution. The American people deserve leaders who honor their oath of office and put their politics aside for the good of our nation.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn