Twelve Republican members of Congress from Florida voted against certifying that Democrat Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, hours after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the nation’s Capitol in a unsuccessful attempt to block the transfer of power.
As of Friday morning, only two of them had commented on Thursday night’s prime-time public hearing of the United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the nation’s Capitol. This hearing should be the last until September.
One of the 12, Representative Kat Cammack, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Thursday evening that she had not watched any of the hearings – eight since June and one last July titled “The Law Enforcement Experience on January 6th “. The bipartisan committee is made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans.
“I haven’t watched any yet. This is a total sham,” Cammack told Newsmax presenters John Bachman Now. “We know this is not a committee based on facts or truth.”
Elected in 2020 and endorsed by Trump for her next race, Cammack said the work of the bipartisan inquiry is a distraction concocted by Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She neither disputed nor commented on the damning testimony of Republicans who worked in Trump’s White House, some of whom testified that they tried to get Trump to call off the riot and others who resigned that day- there in protest.
“[Pelosi] sees this as a way to saturate the conversation with January 6 nonsense, but the American people are smart. They know it’s a sham and nothing more than a political witch hunt at the end of the day,” Cammack said.
Rep. Byron Donalds, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, in a tweet late Thursday called the investigation a “clown show.”
Donalds also did not comment on the testimony, which largely comes from fellow Republicans then close to Trump.
“Zero cross-examination. Handpicked evidence. Failure to corroborate “evidence”. This is a Soviet-style clown show meant to distract the American people from their failed agenda and attempt to damage the popularity of former President Trump. This is NOT working,” Donalds posted on @ByronDonalds.
Donalds was elected in 2016 and is endorsed by Trump for his next race.
Other U.S. House Republicans who voted to overturn the election results include Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart, Neal Dunn, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Carlos Gimenez, Brian Mast, Bill Posey, John Rutherford, Greg Steube and Daniel Webster. These members of Congress did not mention the January 6 hearings in recent Twitter posts.
In the U.S. Senate, Florida’s Rick Scott voted not to certify results in Pennsylvania only, according to a New York Times listing, technically making him the 13th Florida Republican to oppose certification. A total of 147 Republicans “voted to support one or both objections,” according to the Times.
Florida Democrats and some Republican House members, including Representatives Mike Waltz and Vern Buchanan, voted yes to certify the election results already certified in each state, giving Biden wins in the Electoral College and the popular vote. Dozens of court cases challenging the legality of voting on Trump’s behalf have produced no evidence of wrongdoing.