Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on The Joint Session for Counting of the Electoral College Ballots

Jan 07, 2021

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nikema Williams issued a statement early Thursday following the certification of the electoral college votes in a joint session of the U.S. Congress.  

“Congress upheld the will of America’s voters and the sanctity of the democratic process enshrined in the Constitution. As legislators of the People’s House, it is our duty to certify the appointment of electoral votes legally cast for President and Vice President of the United States, not suppress them. Any attempt to invalidate the selection of electors or silence the voice of voters is a slap in the face of our democracy, and simply un-American.

“Despite a domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol, the United States Congress moved forward with the next step in the peaceful transfer of power. The votes representing nearly five million Georgians were certified without objection. Yesterday’s unfortunate events proved fear and intimidation will not win. It is my hope that now we can get past the divisiveness, recover from this pandemic, and get back to the business of serving the American people.” 

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