GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe: Objecting to Election Certification ‘a Violation of My Oath of Office’ – By Hannah Bleau (Breitbart) / January 5 2021
Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said on Tuesday that he will not join the dozen-plus GOP senators who plan to object to the electors in disputed states on January 6, contending that such would “be a violation of my oath of office.”
In the Tuesday statement, the Oklahoma Republican said that he took an oath to “support and defend” the Constitution and to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same,” explaining that he has no intention to violate his oath, nor has he in his over three decades in federal office.
The certification and recounts in presidential elections, he continued, is “explicitly delegated to the states in Article II, Section I” and “any questions about the electoral process or validity of results may only be constitutionally adjudicated in the courts.”
“My job on Wednesday is clear, and there are only two things I am permitted to do under the Constitution: ensure the electors are properly certified and count the electoral votes, even when I disagree with the outcome,” he continued, contending that challenging a state’s certification would “be a violation of my oath of office—that is not something I am willing to do and is not something Oklahomans would want me to do.”