Paul Gosar & Other Orders To Pay $75k For Fake Defamation Lawsuit

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Believe it or not, judges don’t usually take very kindly to frivolous lawsuits meant solely to punish political enemies and garner votes with showboat court trials. U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), along with two of Arizona’s state lawmakers, Reps. Mark Finchem and former Rep. Anthony Kern, found that out on Thursday when a lawsuit they brought against a Democratic lawmaker was tossed out of court and a fine for their nonsense was levied against them.

Gosar and his friends requested that law enforcement investigate Rep. Charlene Fernandez to determine whether she had some involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, when Donald Trump’s supporters rushed Capitol Police, erected a gallows pole in front of the building, and stormed the Capitol with flag poles, zip ties, and other weapons.

The lawsuit was never intended to result in anything other than a cheap political stunt, and the judge, who noted that the case was “groundless” and “not brought in good faith.” She fined the trio more than $75,000 for their action.

According to Law & Crime, Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Levi Gunderson wrote in the court’s decision that:

‘It very much appears that a significant portion of the contents of the original complaint and the first amended complaint were written for an audience other than the assigned trial court judge…the Court finds that Plaintiffs’ lawsuit against Defendant was brought for an improper purpose, having been filed against a political opponent primarily for purposes of harassment.’

Twitter had no sympathy for the three political performers, calling them out and saying that the fine should have been much higher to discourage other such lawsuits in the future. Read some of their comments below:

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