‘An act of disrespect’: Wisconsin faith leaders call on Senate Republicans to honor voters’ wishes in Electoral College

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Faith leaders from around Wisconsin came together virtually on Wednesday, January 6 to call on Senate Republicans to honor voters' wishes while certifying the Electoral College vote.

Senator Ron Johnson and several other Senate Republicans are planning to object to the Electoral College results certifying Joe Biden’s win. Wisconsin congressman Tom Tiffany also plans on objecting.

The faith leaders say it was a fair election and truth needs to prevail, with political leaders serving the will of the people and not one person, meaning President Donald Trump.

“This is normally a ceremonial occasion, but nothing about these times has been normal,” Wisconsin Council of Churches Executive Director Rev. Kerri Parker said. “Today some of our elected officials have chosen to call into question a fair and orderly process. This is an act of disrespect.”

Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Milwaukee Rev. Walter Lanier also weighed in.

“You cannot get to January 6, 2021 and not see this effort to shift an election in a way it never has been before as anything but wicked,” he said.

The meeting was put on by a network of 2,000 churches around the state.

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