Minnesota's senior senator is pulling no punches about the Republican effort in Congress to challenge the 2020 election results.
On Wednesday, Jan. 6, a joint session of Congress will meet to officially count and certify the votes of the Electoral College. It's something that happens every four years, but this time, a number of GOP lawmakers will object to the certification over unfounded claims that the election was stolen from President Donald Trump.
In a series of tweets this weekend, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) derided and mocked the effort — led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri — as a "publicity stunt":
"With all due respect to my Republican colleagues in the Senate who are doing this: can you please get a grip?" Klobuchar wrote.
"Election officials across the country, including Republican Governors, have certified these results. This is embarrassing."
She also took aim at the Senate GOP's plan to call for a federal "emergency audit" of the election, noting that the votes "have already been counted, recounted, litigated, & state-certified."
Klobuchar added that the Republican effort — which also has the backing of at least 140 Republicans in the House of Representatives — "amounts to nothing more than an attempt to subvert the will of the voters."
Some Republican lawmakers agree with her. Two of her GOP colleagues, senators Ben Sasse and Mitt Romney, have spoken out against their party, with Romney calling the attempt as an "egregious ploy" that "dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic."