On Friday, Donald Trump was still ignoring the nearly 300,000 American lives lost and the citizens left in the wake of the deadliest days in American history and chose instead to advise the Supreme Court on how to rule on his case to overturn the 2020 election and install him as dictator. He advised them to show wisdom and courage in order to make our electoral process respected again, and for once, he was absolutely right. The Supreme Court did rule with wisdom and courage, and Donald Trump lost the election yet again.
The Supreme Court rejected a big by the state of Texas, brought by the secretary of state there who is currently under investigation by the federal government for taking bribes while in office, saying they had not proven harm to their state caused by swing states whose elections went to Democrat Joe Biden.
According to NPR:
‘The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday night rejected an eleventh hour challenge to Joe Biden’s election as president. The court’s action came in a one-page order, which said the complaint was denied “for lack of standing.”‘
To say that Trump’s allies and supporters are taking the news badly is the understatement of the year. As a measure of how deadly serious they are about reinstalling Trump in the White House, the Texas GOP issued a statement suggesting that secession is the best remedy for democracy.
The @TexasGOP is out with a statement in the wake of the Supreme Court decision, all but calling for secession:
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.” pic.twitter.com/4bB3gk88t4
— Adam Kelsey (@adamkelsey) December 12, 2020
Trump supporters on Twitter displayed all the stages of grief after news of Trump’s SCOTUS loss in the case he insisted was “the big one” that would surely overturn Biden’s win and overturn the will of more than 80 million Americans. Some of them were in the anger stage, suddenly deciding that a Supreme Court with a 6-3 conservative majority, with three justices appointed by Trump himself, are political operatives working with Democrats to illegally steal the election away from the Republican president.
Others were in the rationalization stage, trying to dismiss the court loss by rationalizing that a group of nine Supreme Court justices doesn’t know enough about the U.S. Constitution to make an informed decision on this case.
Of course, there remains a large number of Trump supporters in the denial stage of grief, insisting that there are still ways to overturn the election and keep Trump in the White House. There isn’t. All 50 states have certified their election results and no other cases are pending in the SCOTUS. After rejecting two of Trump’s appeals, it doesn’t appear likely that they’ll take anymore that come before them seriously, either.
The most frightening Trump supporters, however, are taking the anger stage way too far, promising violence, sedition, and insurrection to reinstall Trump in the White House. Serious threats to the lives of Supreme Court justices were included, and the worst is likely still to come.
The truth, after all of the controversy, is that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and Trump will continue to protest as long as his witless supporters keep sending him money. Either way, Biden will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, and Donald Trump’s presidency will be the most embarrassing footnote in American history.