Harris On GOPers’ Planned Attack On Election Certification: ‘We’re Going To Be Inaugurated. Period.’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at the SEIU Unions for All Summit on October 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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January 5, 2021 7:47 a.m.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris signaled on Monday night that she was unfazed by her soon-to-be former GOP Senate colleagues’ crusade to overturn her and President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory on Wednesday.

After Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and more than 10 other Republican senators vowed to collectively disrupt Congress’ formal certification of the Electoral College votes, MSNBC asked Harris if she saw the inevitably doomed gambit as an active coup attempt.

“Let me just tell you something: We are going to be inaugurated. Period,” Harris said with a laugh.

The vice president-elect struck a diplomatic tone when CBS News reporter Tim Perry asked how she and Biden expected to work with the GOP senators who still refuse to acknowledge the election results.

“We are committed to working with all leaders regardless of who they voted for,” Harris replied.

Cruz announced on Saturday that he and 10 other GOP senators would object to the certification process and demand an “emergency audit” of the results, citing President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about voter fraud.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who is defending her seat in the Georgia Senate runoffs on Tuesday, and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) have also pledged to object to certification.

Additionally, Trump is actively pressuring Vice President Mike Pence, who will oversee the proceedings on Wednesday, to somehow nullify the votes on his behalf.

However, any attempt to overturn the Electoral College vote results has virtually no chance of succeeding.

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