Senator Mike Braun announced Wednesday evening, after the rioting in Washington D.C., that he was flip-flopping his position regarding a protest of the Electoral College results.
Braun said he was no longer interesting in dragging out the counting of the Electoral College votes shortly before the Senate returned to work Wednesday night.
The Senator from Indiana told reporters “I think today changed things drastically. Whatever point you made before, that should suffice. And we can get this ugly day behind us.”
A number of other GOP lawmakers made similar statements before the confirmation process resumed, once the chamber was deemed safe and secure, and Vice President Pence opened the proceedings with a speech about democracy, defying the rioters, and “getting back to the people’s business.”