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Tom Cotton Will Certify Joe Biden on Jan 6, proposes a ‘Study Commission’ instead

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While Ted Cruz along with twelve other Republican senators has announced their vote against certification of the Electoral College results on January 6, Senator Tom Cotton, the Arkansas Republican will not join them.

Despite being known as a “Trump supporter,” Cotton released a statement late Sunday saying that he will “not oppose the counting of certified electoral votes.” Instead, he proposed a “commission to study the last election and propose reforms to protect the integrity of our elections.”

While is not clear, how Cotton would force Democrats to approve of his proposal, he seem to think that “if Republicans win in Georgia, the Senate should also hold more hearings on these matters.”

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Oklahoma passes bill banning majority of abortions from ‘moment of fertilization’

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Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Wednesday which bans virtually all abortions “from the moment of fertilization.”

“I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk and I am proud to keep that promise today. From the moment life begins at conception is when we have a responsibility as human beings to do everything we can to protect that baby’s life and the life of the mother,” Stitt said in a statement. “That is what I believe and that is what the majority of Oklahomans believe.”

The state legislature first approved the bill, which goes into effect immediately, last week. It bans abortions from the moment of fertilization, except for in cases where rape or incest occurred, or where the mother’s life is in danger.

The law also allows for private citizens to sue doctors or those who participate in “producing an abortion for up to $10,000, mimicking the enforcement mechanism in Texas’s fetal heartbeat law” reports National Review.

Under the new law it is a felony offense to perform an abortion, “which will take effect in August unless a court challenge blocks it.”

 

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