Republican Sen. Ted Cruz objected to Arizona's electoral votes, despite no evidence supporting claims of voting irregularities and fraud.
Cruz is leading the efforts by some GOP lawmakers in objecting to electoral results from battleground states where President-elect Joe Biden won.
"Let me be clear, I'm not arguing for setting aside the election," Cruz said. Instead Cruz appealed to both Democrats and Republicans to opt for Congress to create an electoral commission, similar to one that was used in the 1876 election.
"Five house members, five senators, five supreme court justices, examined the evidence and rendered a judgment. And what I would urge of this body is that we do the same. That we appoint an electoral commission to conduct a 10 day emergency audit. Consider the evidence and resolve the claims. For those on the democratic aisle who say there is no evidence they've been rejected, then you should rest in comfort if that's the case, an electoral commission would reject those claims," Cruz said.
Cruz ended his remarks by urging his colleagues to not take "the easy path, but instead act together, astonish the viewers and act in a bipartisan sense to say we will have a credible and fair tribunal, consider the facts, consider the claims, consider the evidence."
Remember: There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, and there is no evidence that electors from the electoral college were fraudulently chosen, as all states have certified their elections.
The objections during today's formal count of electoral votes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will not change the results of the election. Every Democrat and some Republicans will reject the challenges in both chambers, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.