How Utah’s Members Of Congress Voted On Certifying The Presidential Election
Hours after armed insurgents stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Congress voted on objections to certifying the presidential election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Here’s how Utah’s members of Congress voted:
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, voted against both objections. During a speech on the Senate floor, he said the Senate can’t change the results of a presidential election once they’ve been certified by the Electoral College.
“Our job is a very simple one,” Lee said. “Our job is to convene to open the ballots and to count them. That's it.”
Our job is to open and then count. Open and then count. That’s it. That is all there is pic.twitter.com/CSYS5UKwQP— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) January 7, 2021
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, also voted no and had harsh words for his Republican colleagues who voted yes.
“Those who choose to continue to support this dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy,” Romney said.
Further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people. Congress must now fulfill its responsibility to certify the election results. It is time to move forward. https://t.co/tDhA5PvccM— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) January 3, 2021
Two of Utah’s Republican representatives, Rep. John Curtis and Rep. Blake Moore, voted against the objections in both states.
I’ve spent most of today talking with constituents and colleagues about the process tomorrow to certify the #ElectoralCollege results. Here’s why I won’t be objecting. #utpol pic.twitter.com/st0ImdU0Gm— Rep. John Curtis (@RepJohnCurtis) January 5, 2021
Rep. Burgess Owens, R-UT, and Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT, voted against the objection to Arizona’s results Wednesday night. But early Thursday morning they voted in support of the objection to Pennsylvania’s results.
Proud to sign this statement alongside so many of my colleagues. We owe it to the American people to protect the integrity of our electoral system. Period.https://t.co/oYk5iL0ZN0— Rep. Burgess Owens (@RepBurgessOwens) January 6, 2021
After serious thought and consideration, I will not vote to certify the election. I believe there are critical questions that need to be answered concerning our Presidential election.— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) January 4, 2021