‘Soul crushing’: Klobuchar addresses GOP plans to object to election certification

The senator said allegations of widespread fraud are “hilarious” and President Donald Trump is “literally trying to overcome the will of the people.”

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In a short interview with Axios Tuesday, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar analyzed the big day in Washington, D.C.

While Klobuchar commended some Republican senators — Roy Blunt, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, John Thune and, most recently, Kevin Cramer — for “standing up for democracy,” she targeted Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley‘s current certification objection plans.

Klobuchar claimed the Texas and Missouri politicians have their own personal reasons and are “planning their 2024 presidential runs.” She called their objections “soul crushing.” While she takes the Republican senators at their word, Klobuchar believes enough “coup fighters” can overcome them.

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee then explained the process of upholding the will of voters.

She spoke of what occurred four years ago when various Democrats protested in similar fashion, but then-Vice President Joe Biden ended the debate. She also explained Vice President Mike Pence’s similar role tomorrow.

Klobuchar also was asked about the difference between Wednesday and Barbara Boxer’s objections to President George W. Bush’s win in 2005.

The senator said allegations of widespread fraud are “hilarious” and President Donald Trump is “literally trying to overcome the will of the people.”

In her role, Klobuchar will lead her party’s response to objections on the U.S. Senate floor tomorrow. The process could take all day and night, she said.