President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that a lawsuit filed by eighteen red states with the United States Supreme Court demanding that the Court overturn the results of the 2020 election is “the most important case in history.”
“If the two Senators from Georgia should lose, which would be a horrible thing for our Country, I am the only thing that stands between ‘Packing the Court’ (last number heard, 25), and preserving it,” Trump wrote on his favorite social media platform. “I will not, under any circumstances, Pack the Court!”
The president’s allegation that the Democratic Party is scheming to “pack the court” with 25 Justices is as totally bonkers, unsubstantiated accusation. He made up that number.
That final line is perhaps one of the few truths Trump has uttered during his entire time in office – he will not pack the court, because his tenure as president is almost over.
Trump has completely lost his marbles.
“If the Supreme Court shows great Wisdom and Courage,” the president continued, “the American People will win perhaps the most important case in history, and our Electoral Process will be respected again!”
Trump also took aim at Georgia, whose Republican governor, secretary of state, and attorney general have already certified Biden as the winner.
“Georgia, where is signature verification approval? What do you have to lose? Must move quickly!” said Trump, who tagged Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
As of Friday afternoon, 127 House Republicans – including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) – had signed onto an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit, which was initiated by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republicans facing multiple indictments for securities fraud.
Not only is the Texas lawsuit a ridiculous farse, the lawmakers who pledged their allegiance to the effort are treading dangerously close to committing sedition, which the Oxford Dictionary defines as “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.”
Sedition is a felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison.
Forty days until the inauguration.
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