Pfluger on Contesting Presidential Election: "I took an oath to defend the Constitution"
WASHINGTON, DC — “I took an oath to defend the Constitution,” Congressman August Pfluger (R-Tex.) said, countering critics who say the revolt he and many fellow Republicans are planning to contest the Nov. 3, 2020 presidential election. The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate meet in joint session Wednesday to count the electoral votes. Many constituents, Pfluger argued, do not believe the election was fair and square.
“I believe right now, there is enough evidence to support having a debate, looking at the facts, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do…January 6,” Pfluger said.
Pfluger said his immediate objective is to shine more light on the election irregularities. On his radio show several days ago, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who is thought to be plugged into the Republican strategies for contesting the election, said that the strategy is to delay approving the electoral college votes past inauguration day. This will put the election into uncharted waters because at that time, Limbaugh argued, since no president was elected, the decision for who will be the next president and vice president is then decided by the Senate and the House.
“That’s not something that has been discussed since I was sworn in,” Pfluger said.
In the interview above, Pfluger discussed the Georgia U.S. Senate races where is the Republican candidates lose, the control of the Senate flips to the Democrats. Pfluger campaigned with Kelly Loeffler, one of the Republican candidates, and provided his insights about the race.
Pfluger also discusses the skyrocketing federal debt and the need to quickly recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. He said his work is set out before him and fellow Republicans because of new procedures on spending cut out most debate, even if the spending levels exceed the federal debt limit.
“The Democrats have taken steps already to make sure they have power to increase spending and increase the debt even further,” Pfluger said.
- Republican strategy for flipping the House back to Republican control in 2022
- The first two days of being a congressman
- The CD-11 offices are open across the district
- What Pfluger’s committee assignments will be
Watch the entire interview above. It was recorded on Monday, Jan 4, 2021.