Rep. Louie Gohmert sues VP Pence in effort to overturn election results
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX, is suing Vice President Mike Pence in an effort to overturn the November 3 presidential election results. The lawsuit was filed on Sunday and asks an Eastern District of Texas judge to allow Pence to have a more active role in the electoral college vote set for January 6.
Under current law, the Vice President’s role in certifying the electoral college results is one that is more symbolic. However, this lawsuit seeks to make that role one that is more active and can contest the results over allegations of widespread voter fraud in many key swing states.
“The 2020 presidential election was one we’d expect to see in a banana republic, not the United States of America,” Gohmert said in a statement on Monday. “In fact, the rampant fraud and unconstitutional actions that took place were so egregious that seven contested states– Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all sent dueling slates of electors to Congress. This puts Vice President Mike Pence in a position where some argue he has to choose between morality and the law. That is not the case.”
He added, “It is also critical to note that as many formerly in the mainstream media, now the Alt-Left media, continue to say that every court has said there is no evidence of fraud. That is disingenuous, deceitful, and flat out dishonest. The truth is that no court so far has had the morality and courage to allow evidence of fraud to be introduced in front of it.”
Chair of the Arizona Republican Party Kelli Ward joined the suit as a plaintiff, along with 11 other GOP officials.
Pence has yet to comment on the suit.