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Rep. Arrington Statement on Electoral College Certification Vote

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following the statement:

“The law is clear about my authority and responsibility in tomorrow’s proceedings, and the Constitution and prior court rulings are unambiguous: only state legislatures can make election laws, – not Governors, Secretaries of State, courts, or election officialssaid Arrington.

"Tomorrow I will object to certifying votes from states I believe clearly violated the Constitution in the Presidential election of 2020.

“I swore an oath ‘to support and defend the Constitution’ and ‘faithfully discharge the duties of the office.’

“While I have grievances about the outcome of this election, my chief responsibility is protecting the integrity of all future elections. This is not about being loyal to a President or political party, it is about fidelity to Rule of Law, the Constitution, and my conscience."