Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is a sideshow all on his own. He is so far to the right of his party he is right between the bearded lady and the man made out of rubber. Still, his fellow Republicans let him lead a charge against President-elect Joe Biden’s credibility as the winner of the Electoral College, not to mention the seven-plus million popular vote win. This is how it turned out.
A federal judge tossed Gohmert’s and several other Republicans’ lawsuit. The suit was trying to get Vice President Mike Pence to throw out Biden’s win and give the 2020 election to Donald Trump.
Gohmert claimed that only Pence could decide what electoral votes were valid. That was a stunning argument. Vice presidents cannot directly choose who is the presidential winner in spite of the election results.
Senior Editor of the LawDot.com and the Legal Times Mike Scarcella tweeted about the failed lawsuit:
‘Breaking: US appeals court rules against Gohmert. Court upholds trial judge. Order just issued:’
Gohmert and the other Republicans did not have the standing to sue. The Texas lawmaker and friends filed a notice of appeal to the Fifth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals.
His arguments and others have failed nearly 60 times in state and federal courts over the past two months.
The judge wrote that Gohmert:
‘[A]lleges at most an institutional injury to the House of Representatives. Under well-settled Supreme Court authority, that is insufficient to support standing.’
Vice President Pence asked the judge to halt the lawsuit.
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