Indiana Senator Braun dropped Biden
objection after Capitol mob
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republican
Indiana Sen. Mike Braun dropped his objections to Joe Biden's Electoral
College votes after a
mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed
the Capitol building.
Braun said that Wednesday's violence
"changed things drastically."
Braun had announced over the
weekend that he
would join about a dozen Republican senators and
dozens more House Republicans to challenge the Electoral College votes from
some states Biden won in November's election.
"Though I will continue to push for a
thorough investigation into the election irregularities many Hoosiers are
concerned with as my objection was intended, I have withdrawn that objection
and will vote to get this ugly day behind us," Braun said in a Twitter
Indiana's other Republican
senator, Todd Young, had announced before the
joint session of Congress began Wednesday that he wouldn't support the
objections to Biden's electoral votes, saying he would "uphold my
constitutional duty and certify the will of the states as presented."
Among Indiana's House members,
Republican Reps. Jim Banks, Jackie Walorski and Jim Baird voted against the
Arizona and Pennsylvania electoral votes. Rep. Greg Pence, a brother of Vice
President Mike Pence, split his votes, supporting only the Pennsylvania