Newly elected U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin has announced he will keep with his plan to object to the certification of the 2020 presidential election results.
In his statement, Franklin, who represents Florida’s 15th Congressional District, condemned the violence from pro-Trump rioters at the Capitol Wednesday, calling them “anarchists.” He then immediately assured he will maintain his objection to certify President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory.
“Today will go down as a very dark day in America’s history,” Franklin tweeted. “Make no mistake, the violence demonstrated in the Capitol today is inexcusable and cannot be tolerated. It is un-American and counter to everything that has made our country a shining city on a hill for the past 244 years. We will not be goaded into any course of action under threat by anarchists.”
Today will go down as a very dark day in America’s history. Make no mistake, the violence demonstrated in the Capitol today is inexcusable and cannot be tolerated.
— Congressman Scott Franklin (@RepFranklin) January 6, 2021
“That said, I have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution and will do so. I think Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have presented Electoral