President Trump canceled a trip he had planned for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. However, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is still scheduled to appear before the state's Senate Majority Policy Committee along with Trump campaign Senior Legal Adviser Jenna Ellis for a "hearing" on election issues.
The United States Secret Service had already begun to prepare for the president's appearance in Gettysburg until it was canceled at the last minute.
The event is not a formal hearing meaning that it is not being conducted officially by the Pennsylvania legislature but instead by a group of Republican lawmakers.
Wednesday @ 12:30 p.m., the #PASenate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by @SenatorArgall, will hold an informational meeting on 2020 election issues. Members will meet in Gettysburg and remotely. Streamed live @ https://t.co/zAbhab5wbs. pic.twitter.com/w4l679nFGI
— PA Senate GOP (@PASenateGOP) November 24, 2020
Senator Doug Mastriano, who called the meeting, made a statement saying, "Elections are a fundamental principle of our democracy - unfortunately, Pennsylvanians have lost faith in the electoral system. Over the past few weeks, I have heard from thousands of Pennsylvanians regarding issues experienced at the polls, irregularities with the mail-in voting system, and concerns whether their vote was counted."
The Pennsylvania Senate GOP website says that "the hearing will feature former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani," who is expected to actively participate.
The informal event is unlikely to result in a noticeable change to the state of the presidential race. The president's legal team has still not provided any evidence of irregularities that are significant enough to narrow the lead held by President-elect Joe Biden in Pennsylvania and other critical states.
Biden's victory has already been certified in Pennsylvania and state legislators have maintained that they will not intervene to override the results of the election.
Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said that as far back as September he had no intention of having the legislature alter the electoral process. Just last week he told The Philidelphia Inquirer that his stance had not changed.
"The electors are selected by the winner of the popular vote. That is in our state statute," said Corman "The law states that when the secretary of state certifies the election, the governor appoints the electors. That’s the law. And we will follow the law."