Mark Pedroli, Esq @MarkPedroli
Police cars revolving lightFormer Missouri Senator John Danforth filed a brief describing current Attorney General @Eric_Schmitt’s case to overturn the election as “jiggery-pokery,” which means deceitful or dishonest.
Danforth’s brief [….]
9:30 PM · Dec 9, 2020
Jack Danforth (r) and his republican friends think the Texas suit against the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin is a really bad idea. From the Amicus brief:
…the Constitution does not make this Court the multidistrict litigation panel for trials of presidential election disputes…
…Plaintiff’s Motions make a mockery of federalism and separation of powers. It would violate the most fundamental constitutional principles for this Court to serve as the trial court for presidential election disputes…
…Plaintiff raises the unprecedented assertion, contrary to 230 years of history, that a presidential election dispute is, under 28 U.S.C. §1251(a), a “controvers[y] between two or more States.” Brief in Support of Mot. For Leave to File Bill of Complaint, at 7-8. This jiggery-pokery is contradicted by the Electors Clause and 3 U.S.C. § 5…
Meanwhile, Missouri’s self-proclaimed “constitutional lawyer (r)” disagrees:
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Good work @Eric_Schmitt!
9:24 AM · Dec 9, 2020
The responses, as usual, are hilarious:
One former AG who can’t comprehend constitutional law patting another AG who can’t comprehend constitutional law on the back. Party first, right Josh? Missouri continues to be embarrassed.
And there goes all that good will out the window w one stupid tweet undermining democracy by supporting these frivolous lawsuits. If the Dems were doing this Josh would be up in arms!
In summary, Republicans want to make it as hard and time consuming as possible to vote. If you do vote and they don’t like the result, they want to throw your vote out. And they are against judicial activism and federal control except when it benefits their political interests.
Why not go over all the states with a fine toothed comb? Perhaps some of the states that Trump won weren’t won with integrity. Let’s start with KY and then FL. Let’s go over some of these Senate elections. I’m all for it.
This would be a farce if it weren’t so damaging to our country. I’m disgusted but not surprised by you being on board. This is against everything our country is supposed to stand for
No, it’s not good work. He’s wasting Missouri tax dollars on a frivolous and symbolic effort. Everyone knows this is about the GOP not liking the outcome and has nothing to do with voter fraud. You’d be apoplectic if, for example, California sued over Missouri’s votes.
Is this the only way Republicans can stay in power? Making it harder for people to vote? How treasonous.
There is no quiet part. Trump is openly and proudly fighting to OVERTURN the will of the voters and democracy itself.
And the vast majority, aka GOP dinosaurs, of his party stand by him. Also include @RepHartzler @RoyBlunt, but you already knew this.
Who the fuck is Roy blunt? Has he ever been to Missouri?
He’s wasting our taxpayers’ $$$!!!! That’s not good work, Senator.
You’re so thirsty, bro.
Remember when Schmitt sued China? @HawleyMO was right behind him on that one too.
BREAKING: states’ rights champion Senator HeeHaw now says “f-ck states’ rights!”
Your footnote in history books will be short and ridiculous.
Narrator, in the future: “Who?”
What footnotes? No one will know his name in Missouri..
His next door neighbors in Virginia will.
This is pandering at best.
Here’s hoping for another one sentence rejection by SCOTUS
What a waste of taxpayer money.
One grifter congratulates another.
Spoken like a true Fascist.
The only credible evidence of fraud in the election is the vote of the junior Missouri senator who actually lives in Virginia and hasn’t actually maintained a residence in Missouri.
We see what you did there.
all theater. nothing will change. the republic is over.
Senator, you’re embarrassing yourself, hurting Missouri and our country with this, uh, manure.
No, rejecting the results of an election based on being a sore loser and calling for unconstitutional interference between states is the exact opposite of “Good work”.
You really do hate your country, don’t you?
Why don’t you believe in democracy? You’re not a conservative with this behavior, you’re an authoritarian wanting one party rule voters be damned.
Mr. Harvard Law Man, have you not learned anything?
Well, one of those fancy ones.
Why? Why is supporting this ridiculous sham a “good job”? Idiots.
Aren’t Kenny boys lawsuits getting dismissed all over the country? Where exactly is there good work here Joshua?
Also, what address did you use to vote again?
No reputable lawyer would characterize this patently frivolous litigation as “good work.” What’s wrong with you?
Yes, good work at wasting Missouri taxpayer funds. Just like the fake lawsuit against China. How is that complete bullshit working for everyone Eric?
Just shut up and start your 2024 Presidential campaign already.
That’s what this is all about. Not like you actually care about any of this junk anyway, you just treat it as a stepping stone to the White House.
Hope your ambitions goes down in flames like it did for Greitens.
You’re an embarrassment and a pandering asshat who will say or do anything if you think it will score you brownie points with the red hat crowd.
And on and on.
Pass the popcorn.
Uh, the job description says Missouri (December 9, 2020)