The House and Senate voted to reject an objection to Electoral College votes for Pennsylvania in the early hours of Thursday.
Earlier, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined 80 House members led by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in objecting to the state’s slate of 20 Electoral College votes for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a vote held late into the night on Wednesday.
There was no debate in the Senate over the objection prior to the 92-7 vote, as Hawley made his statement during the debate on the Arizona objection earlier in the night.
The House voted to reject the objection at a vote of 282-138 at 3:11 a.m. ET. The two chambers moved back to a joint session to continue the counting of electoral votes around 3:23 a.m. ET.
Hawley was the first senator and among the first lawmakers to announce that he would object to the certification of electoral college votes.
He was joined by six other Republican senators who voted in favor of the objection: Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Cynthia Lummis (Wy.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.).
Hours before the vote, a group of protesters breached the Capitol building, sending Congress into chaos and forcing police to take precautions and disperse thousands of Trump supporters who had rallied on Capitol Hill as their rep