When lawmakers return to Washington, they'll witness a "Democrat civil war" between moderates in the party and members who are on the far left as arguments on coronavirus stimulus legislation continue, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler told Newsmax TV Wednesday.
"A lot of the far-left Democrats will be blaming the moderates who are there," the Pennsylvania Republican, who won his reelection bid Tuesday, told Newsmax TV's Bob Sellers. "It's going to be interesting to watch that party tear itself apart."
Meanwhile, whether further legislation is passed will be determined based on what's in it, Reschenthaler said.
"If it looks like the so-called HEROES Act, gives healthcare to illegal immigrants, giving them stimulus checks, Green New Deal provisions, no, absolutely not," he said. "If we have something that is narrowly tailored, yes, of course, we'll take a look at it. People are hurting. Specific industries are hurting too."
But Republicans will not vote for a large package that's a "liberal dream list," Reschenthaler stressed.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania's election results in the presidential race and other contests remain up in the air, and Reschenthaler indicated that the legal arguments will continue about the validity of mail-in ballots.
"You've got ballots that are coming in that were mailed in and were collected as of Election Day yesterday," he said. "Then, because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rewrote our election law, you have ballots that are coming in today, tomorrow, Friday.
"The question is whether those ballots are unconstitutional, because the Constitution says elections are handled by states' general assemblies, and the Supreme Court usurped that power," said Reschenthaler.
"Arguably that's unconstitutional and also a recipe for fraud," he said, as those ballots are not required to have a legible postmark or signature verification.
"Remember, [President Donald] Trump is ahead right now," he said. "The question is, do those ballots that come in post-election make a difference? It's very possible that they do, and we're heading toward a court battle."
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