Pennsylvania: Government Of, By, and For Republicans by Cheryl Rofer| January 5, 20213:25 pm| 138 CommentsThis post is in: 2020 Elections, Open ThreadsFacebook0Tweet0Email0 Pennsylvania Republicans have been dicking around with elections for some time. With today’s convening of the legislature, we have more Republicanism. Welp. Republican majority of the Pennsylvania State Senate just removed @JohnFetterman from the chamber. President Pro Temp Corman is presiding instead. Fetterman refused to recognize a motion that would have prevented a duly elected Democratic senator from being sworn in. pic.twitter.com/BOFe1kRMfe— Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) January 5, 2021 For background on what's happening, read @AngelasInk on the dispute: https://t.co/nEKuMZW17C— Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) January 5, 2021 The Republican State Senator in Pennsylvania just set a very dangerous precedent: as long as your opponent refuses to concede, you will not be sworn in. No matter that the *highest court in the state* already said the election is Kosher. Here they are being sworn in. pic.twitter.com/UVaYTYCWDX— Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) January 5, 2021 Jim Brewster, mensch, asked that all other Democratic senators be sworn in. He didn't want the issue around his election to take away from the celebratory nature of the day for others, according to Williams. They are sworn in, including @NikilSaval of Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/czrC2M4eli— Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) January 5, 2021 Minority Leader Jay Acosta rises in opposition to Corman as President Pro Temp. He is talking about what just happened to Senator Brewster. Acosta makes a good point: Brewster's swearing in wasn't delayed but denied. There is no future date. The result was *certified*. pic.twitter.com/Ig9wBun2VB— Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) January 5, 2021 For those of you who aren’t super familiar with what’s going on in PA that makes all of this so much more mind bending: before covid the *Republican* majority enacted a major election reform bill that expanded vote by mail. *They* set the rules. Now *they* are crying foul.— Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) January 5, 2021 Jake Corman is sworn in as President Pro Temp of the Pennsylvania State Senate after kicking out of the chamber the President of the Senate Lt. Gov. Fetterman and refusing to seat Jim Brewster who won his elections. "Quite a first day," he jokes. pic.twitter.com/82DoRfAtg2— Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) January 5, 2021 Open Thread!