GOP torn over Trump’s Electoral College challenge of Biden

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during a confirmation hearing Oct. 12, 2020 for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary challenge of his election defeat by President-elect Joe Biden is becoming a defining moment for the Republican Party before next week’s joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College results.