“These objections ultimately won’t go anywhere, but it’s a definite escalation from what had largely been cheap talk from Republicans still backing the president’s repeated attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.” The 14 Republican senators who plan to reject the Electoral College’s certification. (Their photos should be on every post office wall in America.)

+ NYT: Pence’s Choice: Side With the Constitution or His Boss. (Let’s hope history is not an indicator.)

+ WaPo: The Trump-Raffensperger call was big news — unless you were following conservative media. “It was, in short, another reflection of two media realities — one in which Trump’s actions are rationalized or ignored, another in which the same facts are treated as matters of grave concern.” (No. No. No. No. No! There are NOT two media realities. There is one reality. And there is obfuscation of reality. There are journalists. And there are liars. We really need to get this shit straight at some point.)