Roger Marshall, Kansas’ newest U.S. Senator, will join group challenging 2020 presidential election results

Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 2:36 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - U.S. Senator-Elect Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) will back an effort by Senate Republicans to challenge the 2020 presidential election results when Congress meets next week to certify the Electoral College results.

Marshall is joined by 10 other Senate Republicans, including Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

The Electoral College certification process will happen Jan. 6.

Below is Marshall’s full statement, or you can find it on Facebook:

“As a physician, too often I had to sit down with patients and give them a very bad diagnosis. It might have been a young mother of three with metastatic breast cancer or someone with cervical cancer that already spread throughout her body. Before I sat down with each patient I carefully weighed the evidence to make sure I had all the facts straight, but at the end of the day, my final recommendation was always going to be a recommendation from my heart.

To my fellow Kansans, know that I have looked at the facts and I’ve given my decision on the Electoral College certification process as much thought as I did when faced with a tough clinical situation for any one of my patients. Our congressional office has received thousands of emails and phone calls and I personally have received hundreds of texts, phone calls, and emails on the matter. An overwhelming majority believes we should reject some of the Electoral College votes from certain states. As is true with many Kansans, tens of millions of Americans have concerns about the past presidential election. They do not have confidence in our election process, and their voices must be heard.

For these reasons and after carefully weighing the evidence, I am not confident this past presidential election was conducted in a manner that is fully consistent with state and federal law. I therefore intend to object during the Electoral College certification process next week to allow the needed debates to occur. It is important to note that this debate process may even give some people confidence.

This move is not unprecedented as the Presidential Elections of 2000, 2004 and 2016 were also objected to. In fact, many from the press praised these objections, as did many experts stating this was their Constitutional duty as Members of Congress to ensure the integrity of the election.

A good physician always listens to the patient’s symptoms and concerns, the relevant facts, and then gives a diagnosis and treatment plan. This election was no different. We must hold accountable any state that disregarded the law and our Constitution. The bottom line is, transparency and integrity in the voting and counting process are vitally important, and the American people must have full confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. I look forward to the debates next week.”

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