Gohmert “Pence Card” Lawsuit Tossed For Standing

Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home.

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  1. Avatar Philip H
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    You do have to live how many trump appointees are not willing to co-sign this stuff. Doesn’t mean their jurisprudence long term will be healthy for the US but at least they appear to have limits.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    I don’t understand that lawsuit. Gohmert’s (stupid) contention is that the VP has discretion on which electoral votes to certify, and he sued to force Pence to … use discretion?Report

    • Avatar Gabriel Conroy in reply to Mike Schilling
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      I don’t support the lawsuit and from my non-lawyer perspective, it seems frivolous and disingenuous, probably made primarily (or exclusively) to appease a constituency instead of an actual legal point. But….

      ….(also from my non-lawyer perspective), I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some legitimate lawsuits that compel a public official to exercise discretion. I can’t think of any examples. But it’s not unusual for a public official to be listed as a litigant, in their public capacity, in service of a view which that same person opposes. That’s not necessarily the same thing as a suit aimed at requiring someone to use their discretion. But I’m not sure it’s so wholly opposed.

      ETA: I’ll be happy to be corrected by any lawyers or other people in the know here.Report

    • Avatar Philip H in reply to Mike Schilling
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      Its all political theatre. This is what I mean when I say Republicans APPEAR to be fighters. They don’t win, but boy do they go down swinging.

      Oh, and it sets up Biden to APPEAR illegitimate in the minds of 74 million Americans. It sets up Democrats to APPEAR illegitimate in the minds of 74 million Americans. it sets up the judicial system to APPEAR illegitimate in the minds of 74 million Americans. See a trend yet?Report

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