It has been interesting watching Donald Trump throw himself at the lawsuit door, over and over and over 60 times with one loss on a technicality. At least, we learn that this president is tenacious is nothing else. Attorney Rudy Giuliani and a team of attorneys have been obediently following their president’s orders, no matter how frivolous. But now, all the president’s men and women are in trouble.
A Michigan appeals court rejected cases from his campaign, but the state was by no means alone. The attorneys lost election lawsuits in Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, too.
The president and his friends were, according to The Guardian:
‘[R]ecycling the same baseless claims, even after Trump’s own attorney general, William Barr, declared this week that the justice department had uncovered no widespread fraud.’
Jonathan Oosting Michigan politics reporter for Bridge Michigan tweeted that these attorneys “won’t be able to practice law:”
‘”I think we need to go back to a time where you can trust an attorney is making an accurate and truthful representation to the court, because if they don’t, then they won’t be able to practice law any more (sic),” Nessel told Michigan reporters in a year-end press call.’
‘NEW: Michigan AG Dana Nessel says she will seek professional sanctions against Sidney Powell, Trump campaign attorneys who made “what we believe to be an intentional misrepresentation” of facts in recent election lawsuits.’
Professor at Boston College Law School Kent Greenfield said:
‘This will continue to be a losing strategy, and in a way it’s even bad for him: he gets to re-lose the election numerous times. The depths of his petulance and narcissism continue to surprise me.’
The man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office has refused to concede. Instead, he posts “conspiracy theories, misstatements and vows to keep up his fight to subvert the election.”
The judges in battleground states have been remarkably tolerant of the frivolous lawsuits. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) tweeted about the president’s Facebook post:
‘No, I didn’t hear any facts or evidence. What I did hear was a sad Facebook rant from a man who lost an election.’
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a statement after receiving 80-plus phone calls threatening violence against state Representative Cynthia Johnson, according to WINS:
‘The threats Rep. Johnson has received are appalling, ugly and deeply disturbing, but her response to those messages is also unacceptable and I strongly condemn both. My office has received a number of calls and emails from residents about these incidents.’
The attorney general continued:
‘As Michiganders, and as Americans, we cannot allow hateful rhetoric from a few individuals to drag the masses down into a spiral of unjust actions. It is never acceptable for anyone – especially a public servant – to incite violence or to threaten others with harm. When vigilantes assume justice is theirs to serve, our democracy suffers. It’s time for us to move forward together as a state instead of engaging in – or celebrating – actions of hate and divisiveness.’
‘The perpetuation of meritless and disingenuous claims of election fraud — without the production of any evidence weeks after the general election — continues to fuel an increasingly dangerous and destructive political environment that needlessly removes focus on addressing the significant challenges of the pandemic as it continues to claim the lives and livelihoods of Michiganders across our state and throughout the political spectrum.’
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