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Sen. Cruz says he’ll present oral argument, if PA mail-in voting case goes to SCOTUS: Fox News

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If a Pennsylvania lawsuit over mail-in voting winds up heading to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Fox News that he will “stand ready to present the oral argument”.

“Petitioners’ legal team has asked me whether I would be willing to argue the case before the Supreme Court, if the Court grants certiorari,” a statement to Fox News from Cruz reads. “I have agreed, and told them that, if the Court takes the appeal, I will stand ready to present the oral argument.”

Moreover, the case was brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) and Sean Parnell, a Republican congressional candidate from Pennsylvania, and they argue that mail-in voting is unconstitutional and thus the mail-in ballots should be thrown out, according to Fox News congressional correspondent Mike Emmanuel on Monday’s episode of “Bill Hemmer Reports.”

This wouldn’t be the first time that Cruz has argued in front of a court, having once served as the solicitor general for Texas and having appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court nine times, Emmanuel told Hemmer.

“As I said last week, the bitter division and acrimony across the Nation needs resolution,” Cruz also said to Fox News. “I believe the Supreme Court has that responsibility to the American People to ensure, within its powers, that we are following the law and following the Constitution.”

So far, President Donald Trump‘s legal team and supporters have launched dozens of legal cases challenging the 2020 presidential election in multiple swing states but none have been successful in changing the winner in any states.

As President-elect Joe Biden continues to name appointees for his incoming administration, Trump refuses to concede the election. There are reports that Trump is considering another run in 2024, possibly even announcing such a run on Inauguration Day at a rumored political rally in Florida instead of attending Biden’s swearing-in ceremony in accordance with tradition.

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House Republicans Subpoena DOJ for Records of Biden’s Interview with Special Counsel

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Special Counsel Robert Hur determined that President Joe Biden not only mishandled classified documents, but he also declined to press charges against him because his advanced age and declining memory would influence a potential jury.

“Mr. Biden will likely present himself to the jury, as he did during his interview with our office, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur wrote.

House Republicans have subpoenaed the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the interview transcripts, audio, notes and video files from Hur’s interview with Biden which transpired during the investigation.

“The Committees further seek to understand whether the White House or President Biden’s personal attorneys placed any limitations or scoping restrictions during the interviews with Special Counsel Hur or Mr. Mark Zwonitzer precluding or addressing any potential statements directly linking President Biden to troublesome foreign payments,” the lawmakers said in a subpoena cover letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“Special Counsel Hur’s report outlined that classified documents Joe Biden stashed for years relate to countries where his family cashed in on the Biden brand. We owe it to the American people to provide transparency and accountability about the extent of Joe Biden retaining sensitive materials and the concerns raised about his current mental state and fitness to be President of the United States,” Comer said in a statement. Comer, Jordan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R., Mo.) are leading the impeachment inquiry.

“Special Counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents made two things clear: there’s a double standard of justice in this country and Joe Biden isn’t fit for office. The transcripts and materials from his investigation are critical to our oversight work,” Jordan stated.

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