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There is no defeat when you’ve done your job.
That’s how one midstate Congressman described his decision to vote against the scheduled certification of Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday.
Eight Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania, including Dan Meuser and Fred Keller, issued a joint statement Thursday saying they will object to President-elect Joe Biden receiving the state’s 20 Electoral College votes.
They allege Biden’s popular vote victory in Pennsylvania and the “state’s official certification of electors was based upon a flawed system and an inaccurate vote count.”
Top Republicans in the House are calling for Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) to be removed from the Intelligence Committee following reports that he was allegedly targeted by a woman believed to be a Chinese spy.
In a letter sent Tuesday to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the lawmakers, including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.), said Swalwell's contacts posed a national security risk.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today applauded the reelection of Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY), and the rest of the members selected this afternoon to lead the Republican Conference in the 117th Congress.
Also elected to leadership positions were: Conference Vice Chair Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA); NRCC Chair Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN); Policy Chair Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL); and Conference Secretary Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC).
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Monday that his decision not to seek another term in 2022 was not political but personal.
The second-term lawmaker said he is not planning a gubernatorial run and plans to go back to the private sector.
“I have been getting phone calls on almost a daily basis from people saying, ‘I want to help you run for governor.’ ‘I want to help your reelection campaign,’” Toomey said. “I need to be candid with them.”