When Democratic lieutenant government John JohnTerman objected to the proposal on Tuesday – saying that Brewster was sworn in – the state GOP asked him to take the rare step of controlling the proceedings.
When the GOP state Sen. Ryan Aumant “proposed a seat not to be given to the Braves,” the Senate had the opportunity to consider a contest petition. “
The motion, Aument said, “is not debatable. And I ask that this motion be voted on immediately.”
Lipperman replied, “The chair does not recognize the proposal presented by Senator Ament.”
Aunt eventually said, “Mr. President, it is your duty to propose properly before this body. If you refuse to perform your duties, the Senate will replace you with interim President Pro Tempore.”
Senate President Pro Tempore replaces Jake Koreman, a Republican, then Lipterman.
“It’s simply unethical and undemocratic to leave the district without a voice, because Republicans don’t like the election result. Voters, not Harrisburg politicians, decided this election, and Sen. Brewster is the rightful winner, “Wolf said. .
“All ballots were counted and certified, and the results are accurate. Sen. Brewster received the most votes in this race and should be sworn in as senator for the 45th district. There is no precedent for failing , And there is no legal argument. Do it, “he said.
The state Republican’s lawsuit for not siting Brewster rests on a lawsuit filed by his rival, Nicole Ziccarelli. She is trying to avoid her electoral losses through the removal of some Alleggy County mail-in ballots that did not include handwritten dates on her external announcement envelopes.
Ziccarelli’s attorney Matthew Haverstick celebrated the state GOP’s efforts on Tuesday, telling CNN in a statement that he is confident in his lawsuit.
CNN reached out to Brewster for comment.
It is unclear how long the state GOP plans to keep the seat vacant.
“We understand that this issue needs to be resolved immediately, while ensuring that the constituents of the 45th Senate District have properly elected representation,” Corman said in a news release prior to the swearing-in ceremony.
This story has been updated with additional information on Tuesday.