Going into the new year, the challenges of the 2020 presidential election will not go away. This upcoming Wednesday, Congress will meet for the purposes of formally certifying Joe Biden as the next president of America.
However, this process is not going to be a smooth one. Multiple congressional Republicans have vowed to oppose this certification process on the basis of fraud and cheating. Polls already show that the GOP is split on whether or not Biden genuinely defeated Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
January 6 is also a day where multiple Trump supporters will gather in Washington D.C. to protest the certification of votes for Biden. However, Townhall confirms that Biden’s team has no worries about Republicans planning to challenge the congressional certification process.
The Statement from the Biden-Harris Team
Jen Psaki, Biden’s pick for the White House press secretary position, dismissed GOP members who are going to challenge the certification process. Psaki described the events of January 6 as merely a “formality”; shortly thereafter, the aide stated that Republicans’ “antics” will not stop Biden and Harris from being sworn into office on January 20.
With today’s announcement, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris surpass their goal to name over 100 members of our White House team.
This diverse and talented group not only looks like America, but will deliver results for working families on day one. pic.twitter.com/JaHv1abVnD
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) December 31, 2020
Psaki also took the liberty of noting that past vice presidents have overseen the certification of then-future presidents, even if those future-presidents were of an opposing party. She, therefore, indicated that nothing will change this go-around, even with the resistance that is to come from certain congressional Republicans.
Biden, himself, has gone after President Trump for refusing to concede the election and challenging the results. Trump, however, continues to maintain that rigging and fraud robbed him of rightful wins in multiple swing states.
Social Pushback Against the Biden-Harris Transition
President Trump has called for his supporters to be in the nation’s capital this upcoming Wednesday. Meanwhile, legal representatives for the president are still working to overturn the current results of the 2020 election; these attorneys have faced criticism from some Americans who believe they’ve overpromised and underdelivered.
These accomplished and barrier-breaking individuals will focus on implementing policies, working with Congress, and communicating with the American people about how the administration will build our nation back better than before.
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) December 30, 2020
During this month alone, Trump supporters have gathered in Washington to protest the declaration that Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Loyalists to the 45th president also believe that the courts have willingly turned their backs on evidence of voter fraud for political reasons.
What do you think about the Biden team’s response to Republicans planning to challenge the certification process in Congress next week? Will the pushback from the GOP make a difference? Let us know in the comments section below.