Last effort to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from attaining office end with no success.
House Democrats Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee and Raul Grijalva have uselessly tried several times to challenge the certification of the Electoral College vote, eventually leading to Vice President Joe Biden putting end to it.
It will remain remembered forever the moment when Rep. Pramila Jayapal attempted to bring up another debate about long lines outside voting locations in order to delegitimize 16 electoral college votes from Georgia.
“Mr. President, I object to the certificate from the state of Georgia on the ground that the electoral votes were not-” began Rep. Jayapal when she was quickly interrupted by Vice President Biden.
“No debate,” said Biden, and pointed out that objections need to be signed by both a member of the House, and a senator.
Rep. Jayapal made yet another attempt, which also was interrupted by Biden. “There is no debate. If there’s not signed by a senator, then the objection cannot be entertained.” Which eventually forced Jayapal to admit that senator’s signature was missing on her objection.
“It is over,” said Biden.
At that moment House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was sitting behind Biden burst into laughter, as well as all the Republicans present. This was a sign that the government has officially accepted Donald Trump’s victory in the elections.