When former U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was finally voted out of office, Republicans believed that their most openly racist member had been sent packing. On Saturday, Rep. Louie Gohmert proved that assumption thoroughly wrong after a federal judge dismissed his ridiculous lawsuit against, of all people, Vice President Mike Pence.
Judge rules “no standing” in my lawsuit to toss fraudulent Biden electors. If I don’t have standing, no one does. When no one ever has standing, what good is a court system? My response on @Newsmax below #SaveTheRepublic #StopTheSteal https://t.co/HLQCM6S5CE
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) January 2, 2021
Gohmert, for some reason, decided the best way to overturn a democratic election in which Donald Trump lost the presidency by more than seven million popular votes and 74 electoral college votes would be to sue his running mate, Vice President Pence, to force him to refuse to seat electors who would vote in accordance with the will of the people in their state and simply select Trump-supporting electors.
In the judge’s ruling, he wrote that Gohmert has no standing to bring a case against Vice President Pence because Gohmert had not proven that he had been in any way injured by him doing his job.
‘This case challenges the constitutionality of the Electoral Count Act of 1887,
as codified at 3 U.S.C. §§ 5, 15. The Court cannot address that question, however,
without ensuring that it has jurisdiction. See, e.g., U.S. CONST. art. III, § 2; Cary v.
Curtis, 44 U.S. 236, 245 (1845). One crucial component of jurisdiction is that the
plaintiffs have standing. This requires the plaintiffs to show a personal injury that
is fairly traceable to the defendant’s allegedly unlawful conduct and is likely to be
redressed by the requested relief. See, e.g., U.S. CONST. art. III, § 2; Lujan v.
Defenders of Wildlife, 504 U.S. 555, 560–61 (1992).’
Louie Gohmert on Newsmax: "But if bottom line is, the court is saying, 'We're not going to touch this. You have no remedy' — basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you gotta go the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM." pic.twitter.com/cZIdGTiQls
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 2, 2021
Gohmert proceeded to last out on Newsmax, a competing network with OANN, both owned by very wealthy people who recognize the cash cow represented by easily duped Trump supporters. Gohmert gave the equivalent of, “white people are so oppressed in this country, while black people can do whatever they please” to a reporter on the network, giving Steve King a run for his money in modern racist rhetoric. While doing so, he also made a direct call to the fringe element in the Trump base, inciting violence.
‘The court is saying, “We’re not going to touch this. You have no remedy” — basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you gotta go the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM.’
When I started covering House Republicans in 2013, a senior GOP aide told me to ignore the Steve Kings and Louie Gohmerts in the party.
I pretty much did the exact opposite, and watched the whole party turn into Louie Gohmerts — and Louie Gohmert graduate to…this. https://t.co/2Kw8acG0hW
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 2, 2021
Actually, what the court is saying is that the lawsuit is ridiculous. Suing a Vice President because he won’t simply reelect himself has to be one of the more ignorant ideas in how to overturn an election in history, and since ignorance and racism go hand-in-hand, it’s a perfect way for Louie Gohmert and the Republican Party to start the new year.
Watch Gohmert’s racist interview on Newsmax below:
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