Aderholt Statement on the Congressional Role in Certifying the Electoral Process
For Immediate Release: January 2, 2021
Washington, D.C. —This evening, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement to explain his position on the role the United States Congress plays in certifying the electoral process.
“As Congress will soon be faced with the actual counting of various states’ electoral votes for the next president of the United States on January 6, it is imperative that members of Congress, like myself, look to the United States Constitution, and to the Electoral Act of 1887, to know how we should move forward. From examining these documents on my own, it is clear to me that Congress has the final review of the electoral process and this is not just a ceremonial act.
“Therefore, based on the overwhelming questions that have been raised about moving forward with the approval of the electors from the states, I have come to the conclusion, and agree with my fellow Alabamian, Rep. Mo Brooks, along with several my colleagues, that there are too many reports of serious fraud for this not to be debated in the House and Senate.
“In addition, I also support the efforts by Texas Senator Ted Cruz, newly elected Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville, and other Senators, to go a step further and create a bi-cameral commission to more closely examine the election results. Furthermore, I call on other members of the House of Representatives to join these efforts as well. We owe it to the American people to investigate what exactly transpired during this election year, and if state laws were broken by activist judges who decided to make election law on their own. No matter who is sworn in on January 20th, whether it be Joe Biden or Donald Trump, the winner needs to know, and should want to know, if the process was carried out fairly and according to individual state law, which the Constitution demands.”