G. McConway
January 4, 2024

ICYMI: Maxine Waters Tried to Block Certification of 2016 Election

I am sure by now anyone reading this is well aware of Trump’s objections to the 2020 election.

I am sure you are also quite aware of all the Democrat objections to him doing this.

However, people seem to forget the effort by Democrats, led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), not to certify the 2016 election.

I Object

During the 2016 election cycle, the big story regarding Trump was the alleged Russian collusion to help him win the presidency.

This was investigated and debunked, but that did not stop some Democrats from trying to block the certification during a joint session of Congress, presided over by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

The proceedings were interrupted 11 times with objections from various Democrats, citing “Russian interference,” “massive voter suppression” and the “violation of the Voting Rights Act.”

Joe Biden presided over the proceedings, his role as Vice President, clearly getting frustrated over Democrats objecting.

After the third objection, Biden asked if a Senator had signed on, and none of them had, so Biden stated, “It is over.”

That, however, did not stop a flurry of more objections.

With only four Democrat Senators attending, Rep. Maxine Waters voiced her objections, begging for a Democrat Senator to join her, but they sat silently.

After the certification, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said it was an “embarrassing” display. He added, “Senator McConnell made clear that people needed to delay their trip home in order to be here in case there was a need to vote. That's why we were all in town."

Even Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to object, stating, “I think people don’t want the day to pass without registering concerns.

“In some cases, members are concerned about voter suppression, in some cases they are concerned about Russian influence on our election. There are a number of concerns. But it’s not going to have an impact at the end of the day.”

So, the next time you hear a Democrat complaining about Trump objecting to the outcome of the 2020 election, just remind them that Democrat House members filed 11 objections during the 2020 election.

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