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Walberg Statement on Electoral College Certification

January 7, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) released the following statement on the Electoral College certification vote:

“A day later, I am still sickened over the unacceptable violence that transpired at the U.S. Capitol. It is not what we stand for as Americans. Every lawbreaker should be held fully accountable for their abhorrent actions.

“For those with legitimate concerns about election integrity, yesterday should have been a time for robust and respectful debate on the House floor. My focus for that forum was a method to provide greater transparency and raise concerns on behalf of my constituents who lack faith in the electoral process. Given these unresolved concerns regarding irregularities and the overstepping of state laws, I announced my position earlier this week to object.

“This vote was never about overturning election results. Safeguarding the ballot box is bigger than one candidate and one election. It was about ensuring free, fair, and legal elections are an unquestionable certainty in the future. Moving forward, we must settle these unanswered constitutional questions in order to prevent future irregularities and restore Americans’ confidence in the process. With this vote complete, we also must ensure a peaceful transition of power in accordance with the Constitution.

“As Americans, we resolve disagreements through civil debate grounded in the law. That is the only successful way of bridging our differences and maintaining the foundations of our republic.”