Congressman Keller statement on certification of President-Elect Biden

January 8, 2021
Press Release
Today Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made the following statement:

“While the violence at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an attack on our democratic republic, we witnessed the best of America when Democrats and Republicans came together to fulfill their duty to our Constitution and the American people. Thanks to the service of our Capitol Police, National Guard, and law enforcement, Congress came back to session to count the Electoral Votes, showing the world that America will not be deterred in ensuring that our nation functions like our founders intended.

“My objection during last night’s joint session was narrowly focused on the constitutional violations that occurred in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf, Secretary of State Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court robbed the state Legislature’s clear constitutional authority to set election proceedings, and Attorney General Shapiro turned a blind eye. While the objection failed, I intend to work with my colleagues in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and county commissioners charged with administering elections to ensure that these constitutional abuses never happen again.

“After thorough and open debate, Congress upheld its constitutional duty and certified President-Elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. We will move forward as one nation and ensure the peaceful transition of power occurs as it has every four years since 1792.”

Background:
Congressman Keller spoke on the House Floor early Thursday morning on his objection to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes. Those remarks can be found here.