Fox News: “GOP IN Sen Braun on if he will contest election results: I haven’t made my mind up yet..It’s a protest vote only, because there’s, in my opinion, zero chance anything can come from it”
ICYMI: Senator Braun announces he will join “protest vote” against American Democracy, the U.S. Constitution, and the United States of America
Remember When: Braun: Time to ‘put aside politics’; Acknowledges Biden win
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today fundamentally condemned U.S. Senator Braun for agreeing to a rhetorical, political game that amounts to what he even views as a “protest vote” against American Democracy and the U.S. Constitution. On Wednesday, January 6, Senator Braun is expected to join more than 150 other Republican Members of Congress by vocally rejecting the results of the 2020 presidential election, but not any other result of last fall’s elections.
“Senator Mike Braun’s self-own ‘protest vote’ is a reveal of the entire Indiana Republican Party, because their actions demonstrate how they’d rather play political games determined by their Washington, D.C. leaders than work to protect the health and safety of Hoosiers,” said Drew Anderson, Indiana Democratic Party spokesman. “Voters put trust in their elected leaders to protect American values, but after this week, the Indiana GOP has made clear that American values come second to Donald Trump.”
Braun’s self-proclaimed “protest vote” is a direct contradiction to his statement in support of the 2020 election results in December. In fact, Senator Braun has altered his opinion on the 2020 presidential election six times since November 5. Braun’s comments once again reveal how many in the Indiana Republican Party value sucking up to an unpopular, outgoing president over getting to work and getting things done for our Hoosier families during the COVID-19 pandemic — a virus that’s killed more than 8,000 Hoosiers.
Here’s a brief timeline displaying Senator Mike Braun’s politically craven motivations since the 2020 presidential election:
November 5, 2020: “Braun said he will accept certified election results and that he supports recounts on close races.”
November 11, 2020: Indiana senator: If you exclude California — nation’s most populous state — Biden and Trump are tied
December 6, 2020: Despite mounting legal losses, Braun refuses to acknowledge Biden’s election win
December 15, 2020: Braun: Time to ‘put aside politics’; Acknowledges Biden win
December 30, 2020: Braun Won’t Say Whether He’ll Vote To Certify 2020 Presidential Election Results
January 2, 2021: “We intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until an emergency 10-day audit is completed.”