The full statement is here, but the key two paragraphs lay out the remedy and their response.
“We should follow that precedent. To wit, Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.
“Accordingly, 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 that emergency 10-day audit is completed.
Joining Senator Cruz are Senator James Lankford from Oklahoma, Senator Steve Daines from Montana, Senator Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee, Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana, Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, and newly elected Senate members, Senator Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming, Senator Tommy Tuberville from Alabama, Senator Bill Hagerty from Tennessee, and Senator Roger Marshall from Kansas.
For those who are keeping track, that’s the entire Senate delegation from Tennessee.
Counting Senator Josh Hawley’s separate effort, that’s 12 GOP Senate members out of 51.
Obviously those numbers can change depending on what happens in Georgia.
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