Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
When I read the news that Senator Josh Hawley has decided to object to Biden’s electoral votes in the Senate on January 6th, I felt like shouting. You often wonder which kid will be the first to stand up to the bullies on behalf of his team. In this case, it’s a lone senator from Missouri.
Here’s Josh’s statement:
I can’t help but think of that story about the little boy who put his finger into the hole in the dam to keep it from breaking. In this analogy, Josh is the one releasing the pressure by pulling his finger from the hole. And when he does. . .watch out!
I predict this will start a flood of other senators who follow suit. I hope so, anyway. For each senator who objects, lawmakers will be forced (in both the House and Senate) to slow the process and reexamine the issues that brought us here. Debate will take place. No doubt, hotly contested debate. . .which is always good when half the country hasn’t had an opportunity to present their side of the story.
Will it change the outcome of the election? Depends on who you ask. Many would argue that Trump still stands a chance, particularly if Mike Pence gets involved. Biden’s team would argue the opposite. “This (vote) is merely a formality,” Jen Psaki, Biden’s pick for White House press secretary, shared with reporters. “It certainly should be treated as such by people who are covering it. And regardless of whatever antics anyone is up to on Jan. 6, President-elect Biden will be sworn in on the 20th.”
I can’t speak for everyone, but I do wonder if Republicans will rally behind Josh or stand back and let him suffer the fall-out caused by this decision. And yes, there’s bound to be fall-out. For one thing, Mitch McConnell will never let him forget it. And Biden supporters have now labeled him for good.
Beyond all of that, however, there are the Trump supporters.
In a way, it’s like we’re standing up for Trump when Josh makes that objection. We’re pulling the proverbial finger from the dam and praying there’s an avalanche of support that pushes our guy down-river, straight into the Oval Office for four more years.
But even if there’s not, we’ll never forget the bravery of the few—in the house and now the senate—who were willing to risk their jobs, their reputations, and (no doubt) their Twitter accounts to do the right thing.
It is right, you know. It’s not easy to take a stand when the whole world stands against you. . .but it’s always right.