Rep. Mark Green Supports Objection to Electoral College Certification on Jan. 6

 WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Mark Green issued the following statement:

“Over the last two months, I’ve heard from countless constituents who have no confidence in the outcome of the presidential election in certain states. And who can blame them? I tried to sound the alarms for nearly a year in House Homeland Security Committee and Oversight Committee hearings that the increase in mail-in balloting and last-minute changes to election laws could lead to confusion, fraud, and distrust. Sadly, those warnings were not heeded.

On January 6, 2021, Congress will receive and certify the Electoral College results. Congressman Mo Brooks and Senator Josh Hawley are filing objections to certain states’ electors, which will force the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to examine and debate the evidence from each state. 

In recent years, Congressional Democrats have set the precedent for objecting to the certification of certain states’ Electoral College results. In 2005, then-Senator Barbara Boxer became the only Senator in recent history to join a Member of the House in filing an objection, to draw attention to election laws that, in her view, needed reform.

I believe there’s nothing more important than giving the American people confidence in our election system. While I do share serious concerns about Congress’ Constitutional role in our federalist system of government, if nothing was out of line, what reason do we have to oppose such a motion, so the entire nation can see the evidence presented clearly and make a determination on their own? 

On behalf of my constituents in Tennessee’s 7th District who sent me to Washington to be their voice, I will be supportive of an objection on January 6.”