Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(D-NY) hinted months ago that Joe Biden
's presidential election
victory would not have been certified by a Republican-controlled House of Representatives
“I thank God that we had a Democratic
majority in the House that day because, frankly, if we didn’t, we would have had to rely on a sizable number of Republican members to do the right thing,” she said Friday during a virtual town hall with Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY).
“What we've seen in some of their votes
] is that many of them will fall in line, even when they know it's the wrong thing to do,” she added. “If... there was a Republican majority in the House, we don't know what would have happened in terms of election results certification.”
Despite the decision of American voters
, eight Republican senators and 139 Republican House members voted against certifying Biden's election.
Other Republican senators had planned to vote against certifying Biden's electoral vote, but changed their minds after being shaken by Trump supporters
storming the Capitol
on Jan. 6 in an attempt to disrupt the proceedings.
Ocasio-Cortez also stated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
's (D-Calif.) decision to form a special congressional committee to investigate the Capitol insurgency was "extraordinarily important" in order to establish accountability.
The committee will conduct a "serious investigation
" so that "some of these facts
can finally be corroborated," she said.
Pelosi announced the committee's formation on Thursday, after Senate
Republicans blocked the formation of an independent panel to conduct the investigation earlier this month.
Check out the full virtual town hall meeting in the video above, where Ocasio-Cortez discusses the dangers a Republican House could have caused at 1:01:35.