President Donald Trump on Friday, Dec. 11, expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court’s decision to shut down the Texas lawsuit challenging the election results in four battleground states.
The lawsuit, which was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and supported by 20 other states, argued that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin exploited the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic to “justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 general election.”
The Trump campaign filed a motion to intervene Wednesday, which is a request for the legal team to join the lawsuit.
The court ruled on Friday that Texas lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution to sue other states over how they conduct their own elections.
“The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!” President Trump tweeted late on Friday.
The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was appointed by President Trump to the Supreme Court in October, joined the majority in rejecting the lawsuit. Only Justices Sam Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.
“So, you’re the President of the United States, and you just went through an election where you got more votes than any sitting President in history, by far—and purportedly lost. You can’t get “standing” before the Supreme Court, so you “intervene” with wonderful states that, after careful study and consideration, think you got “screwed,” something which will hurt them also,” the president wrote.
“Many others likewise joined the suit but, within a flash, it is thrown out and gone, without even looking at the many reasons it was brought. A Rigged Election, fight on!” he added.
Attorney Rudy Giuliani, who leads the president’s legal team, said on Friday that they would continue fighting the president’s case after the Supreme Court’s ruling.
“Well the legal path now are the state courts and you have to hope that the justices of the state courts are going to show somewhat more determination, somewhat more willingness to be willing to take some degree of criticism, and somewhat more willingness to have an open mind,” said Giuliani during an interview on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News.
“That’s all we’re asking them to do, we’re just asking them to hear the facts, let the the American people, let the American people hear the facts and let the judges hear the facts,” he continued. “So far the facts have been oppressed, they’ve been subject to censorship, censorship by big media, censorship by Big Tech, censorship by the Democrat Party.”
The president’s legal team has filed dozens of lawsuits in their quest to overturn the election results. Hearings on election integrity have been held in several states that featured witnesses of voting irregularities and electoral fraud.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear President Trump’s lawsuit and moved to schedule arguments for noon Saturday.