Republican Texas Senator, John Cornyn, has issued a statement where he says that he will not object to certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral votes.
In a letter, Cornyn praises President Donald Trump and his administration, describing that they improved the U.S. economy and produced “so many successes, almost too many to name.” but then Cornyn concedes that there is a lack of evidence of fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, and that the allegations are not enough to prevent him from accepting Biden as the winner.
While other Republicans, such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, are supporting the objection and an emergency 10-day audit of the votes in key swing states, Cornyn isn't joining their cause.
A former judge, Cornyn writes: “Every lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign has failed to change the outcome,”. And multiple states have conducted recounts to confirm the results — in Georgia, three times. So, unless substantial, new evidence is present during the challenges to each state’s ballots, I will not object to the certification of that state’s election results based on unproven allegations."
He goes on to say:“Members of Congress are entitled to vote any way they wish and are accountable to their constituents for that vote, but a vote not to certify the electoral votes of a state based on an emergency audit that is designed to fail is not a vote on the merits. It is not a vote based on evidence.”
Cornyn ended the letter by saying that his fellow Republicans shouldn’t allow their own disappointment in the election's outcome to “override the legitimate votes of millions of Americans and our duty to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States.”