Senator Cotton Says Congress Not Allowed To Reject Electors

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( – On Sunday, Sen. Tom Cotton stated during an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that Congress did not have the authority to reject electors that have been certified by the state. He continued by stating that he would be accepting the results of the 2024 presidential election, and certifying them much like he had done in 2020. 

Cotton is believed to be on former President Donald Trump’s shortlist of possible vice-presidential options. However, the Arkansas Senator pointed out that he and Trump were not in agreement over what could occur on that day and pointed out that he does not believe that Congress has the constitutional authority to reject electors. However, as he pointed out, this was not something that would ever happen. 

Cotton proceeded to say that he would accept and be willing to certify the results of any fair and free election. 

During the interview, Cotton was also asked whether he would be willing to serve as Trump’s running mate. In response, he argued that any patriot would seriously consider the opportunity to serve the country if the president offered it. 

Regarding whether or not he supported Trump in his goal of pardoning all those who have been charged in connection to the Jan. 6th, 2021, Capitol attack, Cotton stated that Trump needed to evaluate the merits of every case, which is what he had done during his first administration. He added that those who faced misdemeanor charges for nonviolent crimes should be pardoned. 

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