White House chief of staff Mark Meadows announced that President Trump huddled with “several” members of Congress to discuss an effort to “fight back” against President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
The top aide announced the news as Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, discussed on Newsmax the Trump legal team’s plan of action in yet another long-odds bid to challenge the results of the presidential contest by seeking evidence of widespread fraud in voting machines to support claims that have not held up in court.
“Several members of Congress just finished a meeting in the Oval Office with President @realDonaldTrump, preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud. Stay tuned,” Meadows said in a Monday evening tweet, a stark break from federal and state officials who say they have not seen evidence of widespread voter fraud.
The missive alludes to a last-ditch bid by House Republicans to get Congress to reject Biden’s Electoral College victory when the new session of Congress meets to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6.
Even though Alabama’s incoming GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville has alluded to support of the effort to object to the results in several battleground states, giving Republicans at least one required representative in each chamber to force deliberation on the matter, it remains a Hail Mary strategy, with Democrats retaining a narrow majority in the House and, in the Republican-controlled Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discouraging fellow GOP senators from joining Trump’s efforts to overturn Biden’s win.
Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene shared a short video on Twitter walking out of the White House meeting, which she called a “planning session.” The tweet also boasted of a “rapidly rowing” group of Republicans in the House and Senate supporting their cause.
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