JACKSON, Wyo. — Over 70 Wyoming lawyers and judges have signed a letter asking Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis to, “publicly affirm the legitimacy of the results of the 2020 Presidential election.”
“On January 3rd you made history as the first woman from Wyoming to be sworn into the United States Senate,” the letter reads. “Regrettably, on January 7 you made history again by becoming Wyoming’s first elected representative to reject the duly certified electoral college votes of another state.”
Lummis’ first vote as a United States senator was to vote to certify Arizona’s election results. Hours later, she joined six other Senate Republicans in opposition of Pennsylvania’s vote, saying in a statement, “I have serious concerns about election integrity, especially in Pennsylvania, and expressed some of them in a written statement to the Senate. But today’s sickening, un-American attack on the U.S. Capitol overshadowed that debate.”
Just days prior, Lummis had been amongst a group of 11 republicans who were challenging the 2020 election results.
“I’m joining a number of colleagues to follow the steps laid out in the 12th Amendment + the process established in the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to protect the vote for all Americans & begin work to restore the shaken confidence of many US voters,” she tweeted on Jan. 2.
“In the interest of promoting ‘election integrity’ and healing the terrible damage done to our democracy in recent days, we ask that you start by acknowledging that your vote to reject the Pennsylvania electoral college vote was in error, and that you publicly affirm the legitimacy of the results of the 2020 Presidential election,” the letter says. “Regardless of partisan political pressures, we believe these actions are required both by your oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, and by your obligations under the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct governing the legal profession.”
See the full letter here.