Chaos In PA State Senate As GOP Refuses To Seat Dem. Declared Winner In Contested Race

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By Breck Dumas January 07th, 2021 | Image Source: Image source: KDKA-TV video screenshot

Republicans also called for the state’s lieutenant governor to be booted from the chamber

Republicans in Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled state Senate refused to seat a Democratic senator-elect on Tuesday and even moved to have the Democratic lieutenant governor booted from the chamber in a scene local outlet KDKA-TV described as “chaos.”

Democrat Jim Brewster has been certified by the state as the winner of a narrow Senate race against Republican candidate Nicole Ziccarelli. But when it was time for Brewster to be sworn in along with other incoming senators in the state, Republicans intervened and refused to allow him to take the oath of office.

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At the time, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) was presiding over the chamber and protested against the GOP’s move while continuing to try to move forward with Brewster’s swearing in. Republicans reacted by passing a motion to remove Fetterman from the chair, but when the

Author: Breck Dumas

Source: The Blaze : ‘Chaos’ in Pennsylvania state Senate as GOP refuses to seat Dem declared winner in contested race

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