Former Miami-Dade mayor, now GOP congressman says he’ll vote with ‘conscience’ Jan. 6

Growing number of Republican lawmakers joining Donald Trump’s effort to overturn election

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A growing number of Republican lawmakers have joined President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the election. They’ve pledged to reject the results when Congress meets Jan. 6 to count the Electoral College votes and to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

With the talk of that effort, former Miami-Dade County mayor and newly elected Republican congressman Carlos Gimenez says he is undecided.

On Friday, appearing on CNN, television news anchor Ana Cabrera asked Gimenez if there was any evidence that he thought would make him consider that Joe Biden should not be sworn in as president.

Gimenez responded: “At this point, I haven’t seen anything, but, again the argument is that a lot of the evidence has never been brought to court. . . the courts have basically shot down these challenges due to procedural grounds. So, you know, I will again, being a juror, I will do my constitutional duty and I will listen to the evidence and then I will vote my conscience,” he said.

The Republican coalition acknowledges that they are unlikely to change the results of the election. Biden is set to be inaugurated Jan. 20.

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