Texas Republican Party President Allen West suggested creating a “Union of States” that would abide by the U.S. Constitution. His comments follow the Supreme Court’s rejection of a Texas lawsuit to challenge the 2020 election results in four disputed states.
On Friday night, Dec. 11, The U.S. Supreme Court justices denied the ‘Lone Star State’s’ request to sue Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. They said Texas “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”
In his Dec. 7 Supreme Court action, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had asked the Supreme Court to extend the deadline for voter certification to help investigate the vast allegations of fraud and irregularities in the four states.
The Texas lawsuit was strongly supported: More than a dozen states signed or expressed a desire to sign. In addition, more than a hundred Republicans in Congress also supported it. However, the filing was also dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Hours after learning of the court’s decision, West argued that the justices’ order had established “a precedent that says states can violate the US Constitution and not be held accountable.”
“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressmen, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences,” the Texas Republican Party president explained in a statement.
“This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic. Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of States that will abide by the Constitution,” he said.
West is a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served as a congressman in Florida from 2011 to 2013. He has been president of the Texas Republican Party since July of this year.
West’s request echoed a similar sentiment expressed by several politicians, journalists, and citizens in general who are outraged by the little or no action taken by the U.S. justice system in the face of the vast number of complaints filed for fraud and irregularities during the Nov. 3 presidential election.
On Wednesday, well-known radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh indicated that perhaps a rift in the United States was inevitable, given the chronic disagreements between conservatives and liberals.
“I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” Limbaugh said on his program.
“It can’t go on this way,” he continued. “There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way,” he reflected.
“Can we win the culture?”
“Can we dominate?”
“What do we have in common with the people who live in New York, Detroit, Milwaukee?”
“We are trending towards secession”
These are the words of Donald Trump’s Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh. The words of a Patriot? pic.twitter.com/Ggvm8BwoFm
— JazzieeB (@Bdwal359) December 10, 2020
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s campaign legal team has already announced the next steps to be taken to have their claims of voter fraud heard and recognized in court.
Attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis explained that they are considering filing separate lawsuits in district courts. They both called on the courts to have the courage to allow hearings on the lawsuits.
“These facts will remain an open sore in our history unless they get resolved. They need to be heard they need to be aired and somebody needs to make a decision on whether they’re true or false. And some courts are going to have to have the courage to make that decision,” Giuliani said.
“There’s nothing that prevents us from filing these cases immediately in the district court, in which the president would have standing,” he continued. “Some of the electors would have standing in that their constitutional rights have been violated,” he added.
Ellis also noted that the legal team still has time until Jan. 6, when Congress will officially count the votes of the Electoral College.
“President Trump is courageous, he is standing for truth, the Constitution, election integrity, and it is always a fight that is worth fighting,” Giulani said.
Indeed, President Trump has several ongoing lawsuits in state and federal courts, some of which are headed to the Supreme Court. There are other lawsuits filed by third parties, such as those of attorney Sidney Powell, which are also being processed through the court system.