Trump laments: “The Supreme Court really let us down”

Outgoing American President Donald J. Trump on Saturday morning accused the Supreme Court of letting him down, and of not having wisdom or courage to overturn the results of an election won by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

“The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!” Trump tweeted, just hours after the United States Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and backed by the president and his Republican colleagues.

President Donald J. Trump hands Vice President Mike Pence a signature pen after signing an Executive Order ensuring that the American people have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed in the U.S. or procured by the U.S. Government, at the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) 
President Donald J. Trump hands Vice President Mike Pence a signature pen after signing an Executive Order ensuring that the American people have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed in the U.S. or procured by the U.S. Government, at the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The frivolous lawsuit sought to overturn the results of the presidential election in four states.

“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. Many others likewise join 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!” Trump lamented.

The Apex Court rejected the Texas lawsuit, saying Texas did not have any standing to bring the suit to the court.

“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution,” the Supreme Court’s order reads.

The Apex Court 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.”

All the justices, including the three that Trump himself put in the court, rejected the frivolous lawsuit.

President-elect Joe Biden answer questions from the press at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on Nov. 10, 2020.Demetrius Freeman / Washington Post via Getty Images 
President-elect Joe Biden answer questions from the press at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on Nov. 10, 2020.Demetrius Freeman / Washington Post via Getty Images

The decision not to even hear the suit Trump labeled the real suit is a blow to the president and more than 200 Republican lawmakers who lined up to support it.

The Electoral College will meet on Monday to certify Biden’s win, and he will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021.

Texas filed the lawsuit with the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking to delay the certification of election results in four states won by Biden – Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

A day after, on Wednesday, 17 of the 25 Republican states in the United States filed a brief with the Supreme Court, which is a show of support for the lawsuit.

President Donald Trump then filed a motion with the court to intervene, which has made him a party to the case.

The United States Supreme Court 
The United States Supreme Court

Trump also asked his friend Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas, who has not practiced serious law for a long time, to argue the case for him at the Supreme Court.

The Texas lawsuit was filed by the Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, who is considering a run for governor.

His suit claimed that voting irregularities in the four states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia should be investigated by the state legislatures before they can certify Biden’s win, in the hope that the Republican lawmakers will overturn the results of the election or appoint Trump electors who will disregard who won these states and pick Trump when the electoral college meets on Monday.

There are 50 states in the United States, and 25 Republican attorney generals in the country. While 17 of them joined the lawsuit, two of the Republican states won by Biden – Georgia and Arizona refused to join the suit.

Chris Carr, the Republican attorney general in Georgia pushed back against the Texas lawsuit after it was filed, issuing a statement, saying Ken Paxton was “constitutionally, legally and factually wrong about Georgia.”

The suit seemed to be so unserious that President Trump’s own motion to join it did not say rampant election fraud took place. His motion claimed that reporting in the media ‘misses the point’ because the larger issue is whether state officials loosened ballot safeguards “so that fraud becomes undetectable.”

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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