More like he's trying to get away from the certification, he just couldn't stand to watch!
It's like the presidency was the hot girl in H.S. that little Johnny wanted to take to the prom. He hemmed and hawed and finally got up the gonads to ask her out. She was flattered, but uninterested. She had her eye on someone else for that date, but said she'd think about it. Johnny ran out and bought a tux, not rented mind you, this was to be a memorable night! Then, at the last minute, without a word, she went with someone else. And what's worse, Johnny knew she'd be giving it up that night. Poor, poor Johnny... all dressed up with no place to go. He knew she was with the better guy that night, but sad, bitter Johnny did all he could after that to besmirch both of their reputations, and claim that he didn't really want to go with her anyways.
...Anything not to have to spend time in the Senate.