On 6 January, Congress will meet to certify the Electoral College results of November’s presidential election, where Joe Biden is expected to again be confirmed as the president-elect but much like the president, Eric Trump is still contesting the results.
During an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump went on a rant against Republicans and threatened them to “fight” for the president tomorrow or else their political career will be over.
The 37-year-old said: “Tomorrow’s gonna tell you a lot about the country. Because I can tell you, Sean, any senator or any congressman that does not … fight tomorrow, their political career is over. Because the MAGA movement is going nowhere.”
He added, “They will get primaried next time around. And they will lose if they don’t stand up and show some backbone, and show some conviction.”
Eric Trump, who celebrates his birthday on 6 January, added on Twitter that he will “personally work to defeat every single Republican senator/ congressman who doesn’t stand up against this fraud.”
Wednesday’s session will be presided over by Vice-President Mike Pence, who is being pressured by Donald Trump to overturn the results but according to the constitution the vice-president has no such power. Pence has also reportedly told Trump that he does not have power to make these changes.
Dozens of Republicans from the House and the Senate are expected to object to the results despite, as NPR reports, Mitch McConnell asking them not to. Should they try to object they will have five minutes to make their case but will be attempting to support a challenge that has almost no credibility or chance of winning.