Mark Levin Details Congress’ Authority Over Election Disputes: ‘It’s Not Over Until Congress Says It’s Over’
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‘Life, Liberty & Levin’ host Mark Levin blasted the House Select Committee’s claims of the Jan. 6 attack during his monologue on Sunday evening.
Levin pointed to a Washington Post article about possible crimes committed by former President Trump.
“We ran an article in the Washington Post a few weeks ago, and they’re very excited, and it’s titled ‘What Crimes Could the Jan. 6 Committee Say Trump Has Committed’ by Amber Phillips.” Obstruction of due process of Congress “is one of them. And part of them is talking about preventing lawmakers from certifying Biden’s victory,” Levin said. “They are intended to show that the attack on the Capitol was not a spontaneous explosion, but that Trump and his allies specifically planned to disrupt the Congressional count. They have no evidence that Trump did so, not at all, but what if the count didn’t go ahead, and what if there were legitimate concerns raised by senators or members of the House? »
He illustrated in response that while some claim “Trump was trying to overturn an election”, his response is that “it’s not over until Congress says it’s over”, seeming to imply that contesting the election before it is certified is not only constitutional, but has precedent in American history, such as the election of 1800 involving Thomas Jefferson.
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However, Levin lamented that knowledge of historical precedents and constitutional law was insufficient.
“Here’s the problem, we have prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington. We have an attorney general, we have media, we have politicians in Congress who don’t understand how the Electoral College works,” he said. warned.
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Levin went on to imply that there was a key difference between claiming Trump was nullifying an election and trying to prevent the election from being certified in the first place because Congress itself had yet to give its vote. approval.
“Because it ain’t done until Congress says it’s done. Congress is the last check. Not the courts, not the ballot box, Congress,” he said.
Levin recounted examples of objectors to past presidential elections, such as Democratic Representatives Jamie Raskin, Md., and Bennie Thompson, Miss., who chairs the Jan. 6 Committee.
“It happens – the system is designed for objections, the system is designed not to automatically approve, otherwise why involve Congress? Why does Congress vote on anything? Why does Congress certify? there anything?” Levin asked.
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“Because it’s not over until Congress says it’s over,” he explained.