Several times between late November 2020 and mid-January 2021, Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman said he was in “full support” of a Trump-led Republican effort that sought to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
In November 2020, Wittman won re-election by defeating Democrat Qasim Rashid by 73,000 votes in Virginia’s 1st District, which included at that time (before redistricting) the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and part of James City County.
Wittman signed a brief that asked the Supreme Court to throw out election results in several battleground states won by Joe Biden. Virginia, which Biden won handily, wasn’t one of those states.
Wittman did not object to the swearing-in of congressional legislators who won their races ON THE SAME BALLOTS THAT FEATURED BIDEN AND TRUMP.
“I am in full support of objecting to electors in order to debate and examine of election results in states where Constitutional questions have been raised,” Wittman tweeted on January 5, 2021, morning. “In fact, in December I joined a majority of my Republican colleagues and Leadership in the House of Representatives in sending an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in reference to Texas v. Pennsylvania, et al. relating to the November general election. Like many of my constituents, I have concerns that several states failed to follow the Constitution in conducting elections and deserve scrutiny to ensure a fair and free election.”
Wittman was one of at least 140 Republicans in the House, two-thirds of the House GOP members, who made baseless claims that the election was fraudulent.
President Trump and his supporters filed and lost over 60 lawsuits, and provided no evidence of fraud that could have swayed the election results. Election officials, both Republican and Democratic, as well as Trump’s Department of Justice have said there was no widespread fraud.
President Trump was recorded on tape pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” thousands of votes to change the vote in the state in his favor. The phone call, first reported by the Washington Post, was a potential criminal act, legal scholars say.
“All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump said. “Because we won the state.”
Now, almost two years after the 2020 election, Trump continues to repeat unfounded and debunked lies claiming that the 2020 election was stolen from him. ROB WITTMAN HAS YET TO STATE PUBLICLY THAT PRESIDENT BIDEN WAS LEGALLY ELECTED AND IS THE PRESIDENT.