Yesterday, in a 7-2 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act.
…For these reasons, we conclude that the plaintiffs in this suit failed to show a concrete, particularized injury fairly traceable to the defendants’ conduct in enforcing the specific statutory provision they attack as unconstitutional. They have failed to show that they have standing to attack as unconstitutional the Act’s minimum essential coverage provision. Therefore, we reverse the Fifth Circuit’s judgment in respect to standing, vacate the judgment, and remand the case with instructions to dismiss.
It is so ordered.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) whiffs yet again.
The Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is a major victory for all Americans benefitting from this groundbreaking and life-changing law. It is a victory for more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and millions more who were in immediate danger of losing their health care in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic.
It is a victory for every American who, prior to the Affordable Care Act, stayed up at night staring at the ceiling, wondering whether they would lose everything if they or a loved one got sick. Because of this law, they don’t have to worry about being denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition like diabetes or watching their coverage being capped during a cancer treatment. Because of the law, they are able to get free preventive screenings that can save their lives and improve their health. Today’s victory is also for all the young people who can stay on their parents’ insurance plan until they turn 26 years old, and for the millions of low-income families and people with disabilities receiving health care because their states expanded Medicaid under this law.
After more than a decade of attacks on the Affordable Care Act through the Congress and the courts, today’s decision – the third major challenge to the law that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected – it is time move forward and keep building on this landmark law.
That is what we are doing thanks to the American Rescue Plan, which has lowered health care costs and expanded coverage for millions of Americans through the Affordable Care Act. More than 1.2 million Americans signed up for coverage under the law through a special enrollment period I established during this pandemic, which people can still sign up for through August 15th. And I look forward to working with the Congress to build on this law so that the American people will continue to have access to quality and affordable health care.
Today’s decision affirms that the Affordable Care Act is stronger than ever, delivers for the American people, and gets us closer to fulfilling our moral obligation to ensure that, here in America, health care is a right and not a privilege.
“…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. 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…”
I joined my colleagues in the House along with Missouri’s Attorney General in signing an amicus brief in support of Texas vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Georgia, the State of Michigan and the State of Wisconsin.
This case asks the Supreme Court to provide an objective view of electoral anomalies in these states and ensures that the Constitution has been followed and the rules of law maintained throughout our election process.
The necessity of this request is derived from concerns that these states failed to adhere to their own election laws, usurping power from their state legislatures to change voting procedures which have led to an unprecedented number of serious allegations of voter fraud and irregularities.
This brief does not make any specific ask to overturn election results but instead seeks a legal, Constitutional review of the election practices in these states. It is important that the integrity of our election system is preserved, and an objective review of these anomalies will help ensure voter confidence for future elections.
Late last night the United States Supreme Court (including three Trump appointees, by the way) did the judicial equivalent of laughing this right wingnut bullshit spin out of court.
Some of the Facebook comments:
You are a spineless coward. The people voted and elected Joe Biden.
You don’t get to sue other STATES because you don’t “LIKE” the outcomes of their elections – it’s a NUN-YA. There is NO EVIDENCE to support this anti-democratic un-Constitutional sedition. You have repudiated democracy.
It’s time for Vicky to stop playing games. She just wanted her name on this to keep her trumpet voters. She knew this wasn’t going anywhere. Tricky Vicky
Trump lost. Just stop it and support democracy.
What a waste of time and resources. You should be ashamed of helping Trump change the results of a legitimate election.
Your support of this ridiculous suit only serves to make our country that you claim to represent appear weak and disjointed. The USA is not some third world country. This is embarrassing and I am very glad I did not vote for you.
Another shameful stunt takes the place of actual substance. It is frustrating to have a do-nothing representative in a gerrymandered district.
Shame on you Vicky! I don’t think I’d be bragging about it. It’s a sad day in our country when our votes count for nothing.
Why only review election law in swing states that Trump lost? That makes it seem like every signer is less concerned about election integrity and more concerned about stroking the ego of a single man who is about to have no power in this country (assuming that those in our government who are opposed to the will of the people don’t get their way).
Well…let’s then overturn all the GOP House and Senate members elected also since they were on the same ballot.
What a sham. Shame on you for trying to change the will of the voters. There were zero abnormalities. Voting by mail was safe and effective in lieu of the pandemic. Get over it losers
Thank you! I am so glad to see all these states join in the fight with Texas. I am proud that Missouri is one of them. Ted Cruz is such a strong leader in congress. We need many more strong leaders like this man to fight against socialism taking over our free country. They wish to rob us of our freedoms, and the prosperity we have developed under the skillful leadership of our President Donald Trump!
Drinks the national brand dry packaged artificially colored sugar which is mixed with water.
Your preferred candidate not winning does not constitute an ‘anomaly.’ You are seeking to disenfranchise millions of Americans and erode our democracy. I am sure this sham lawsuit will fail, but the damage is done – you’ve now shown that you do not care about our country, its people, or our constitution. You have zero regard for democracy and should be ashamed. Missourians deserve so much better.
The law suit is an embarrassment, Biden won you are being unpatriotic.
Supporting frivolous lawsuits is a bad look, Congresswoman.
Thank you Vicky, we need more people both in Congress and the Senate that are willing to take a stand, on this stolen election. I have spent many hours listening to the testimonies of a multitude of witnesses at hearings broadcast from all of the swing states. Sadly, the overwhelming central message of all of the testimonies is that election fraud and voter fraud are epidemics.
Sworn testimony, on penalty of perjury? If it ain’t got that oath then it don’t mean a thing.
SHAME on you! That is TREASON! There has been no proof of any fraud that could have changed the election results. Just because you don’t like the outcome, you want to tear this country apart. That is NOT what you were elected to do. I have never voted for you and I will never vote for you. You are an embarrassment to the State of Missouri.
It’s mind-boggling that there were apparently no anomalies in states that Trump won. Hmmmmm.
Active registered voters in Utah automatically receive a ballot in the mail.
Wasting your time and my money on this nonsense. Wake up and get a backbone! Get some help for the millions who are suffering.
Not gonna happen.
Thank you Vicky! Pretty sad most fools on here did not read your post. Most also do not know our country is a constitutional Republic.
Apparently the U.S. Supreme Court consists of sad fools.
You continue to be an embarrassment to the state of Missouri.
Missouri had mail in voting. So are you saying Missouri should have theirs overturned as well? Or is just certain swing states?
Utah. Don’t forget Utah.
You support a man who is enriching himself by conning his supporters into believing something that is not true.
Grifters gotta grift.
What about checking for irregularities in states Trump won? This is a waste of time and money. You should be trying to help Americans during this pandemic.
A precedent for states involving themselves in the way other states operate themselves?!? AWESOME! So when California sues Missouri, Texas, and Kansas for draconian environmental practices, we’ll be okay with that?
Unbelievable! How can you question our democracy like this? Re-counts and verifications are one thing but to request the votes to be thrown out and rescind the election!! This is a direct slam against our democracy. Republicans have gone rogue for support of a wanna be dictator.
States interfering with other states votes and how they run their elections or electorates is loathsome. These Republicans have overstepped and this is purely a partisan attempt to overthrow the government.
You betray the will of the people and undermine democracy, Vicky. You are on the wrong side of history.
Vicky is proving yet again just how dumb she is and what a Trump lemming. Go home, Vicky! Don’t believe in states’ rights any more?????
Seriously we are in a state of emergency due to the Covid 19 pandemic which is killing 90 citizens per hour and you are bellyaching about states which were proactive in trying to protect their citizens. Said states legally changed their laws to make it easier to cast absentee ballots and potentially save lives. Missouri made changes too, are our votes invalid? Wow you and your fellow rabble-rousers are despicable. Glad there is a list for history to look back on and see who tried to abuse the judicial process. Shame on you.
Don’t drink the Kool-aid, Vicky, it always comes back to deal with you. Promise!
We prefer the phrase: national brand dry packaged artificially colored sugar which is mixed with water.
You peddle untruths. It is disgraceful. Period.
Pathetic and sad. You are unfit to lead. Resign.
You signed a worthless piece of paper…..as worthless as you.
Pick your conspiracy:
Thank you for doing the right thing. We need to get to the bottom of what happened so that it never happens again. We need congress to investigate the media and how they have shut down freedom of speech if you don’t agree with them. Eliminate section 230.
Well this aged well. I look forward to the time you leave office.
Of course you did. I remember when Republicans were for states rights, but that was before they bowed down before their idol Donald Trump.
They’re really into “family values,” too.
Punctuation is your friend:
Thank you for standing up for us Americans. That know democrats stole this election
Your endorsement of this is an embarrassment to all Patriots. This matter has been rejected by every Court it is been heard in. There is no evidence that has been presented in any Court. This heinous act on your part is truly despicable, as it is an attack on the very basis of our Democratic Republic, which is the people’s trust in elections. You’re ignoring Trump’s former head of election security, and contradicting his hand-picked attorney general Barr. You disgust me.
Ike is spinning in his grave. You are such a failure.
Why would you want another state to interfere with the votes of your fellow Missourians?
Because what you are backing may not affect my vote this time but you are setting a precedent that will allow it to take place in the future.
It appears that my voting for you was another mistake I made this year.
That is a mistake I will not repeat.
You are ridiculous. I will be unfollowing you.
I am about to quit the Republican party. Libertarians are looking good.
Well, there is that legalization platform, so…
Your an idiot whos head is so far up Trumps backside you can’t see
Thank you, no, for that image.
That is TREASONOUS. Your actions in this matter should and will have consequences. Trying to overturn an election without a a shred of evidence. You should be ashamed.
Supreme Court just rejected this. LOSER again
You are a traitor to the principles of the United States . Why don’t you just come out and say you are against democracy?
Signing on to the Amicus brief pretty much took care of that second part.
You are attacking democracy! Shame on you!!!
How embarrassing that Missouri has joined this lawsuit. The election is over and there is no evidence of any fraud. The Republican Party is destroying itself by following Trump’s lies. After voting Republican my whole life including for you, I am done. I will not be voting Republican again.
Only a review of states that the Republican candidate lost? How convenient.
Nice stunt, now get to work doing something to help your constituents eat, pay their rent, and guard their health.
Not gonna happen.
You’re a disgrace to Missouri and to America. Not sure how you sleep at night.
Cluelessness helps a lot.
What a joke. How is this any of your concern?
9 to 0. What a fool you are.
I wish you had shown courage and NOT joined your colleagues. As Senator Romney said, this is madness. I am embarrassed that you support the President’s baseless claims that there is voter fraud for which he has no evidence. None.
There were no ‘anomalies’ –
NO evidence that states otherwise.
Even Barr says it’s over, Vicky – quit wasting our resources on this partisan nothingburger. You and your colleagues look like sore loser babies.
Work for the people – quit playing these divisive games and maybe you can gain the support of more than just the cult.
You’re the party of ‘states rights’ – so quit trying to babysit the others when you aren’t doing much for your own.
It’s a feature, not a bug.
If you support this you do not deserve to call yourself an American. Period.There was a time when trying to overturn a free and fair election was something that we would not tolerate from other countries.
Who died and made you god?:
So disappointed in the people with their replies. What has our country come to? I don’t believe some of you would be happy with anything! You are an embarrassment to Missouri! Unfollow her if you don’t like her! Such hatred. God be with all of you! Grow up!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. There’s that.
This is a dangerous abuse or your position. You are undermining the government.
I fully support you in this. And just so you know, I have a friend who found out his parents voted for Biden. He’s so mad, he’s never visiting their grave-sites again!
Swear out an affadavit, I dare you.
Just another despicable, traitorous Republican right Vicky?! So how much or what favors did the grifter conman in the White House give you for your sedition? You and other pos’s like you, make me sick!
Well, the SCOTUS has unanimously rejected hearing the case. That attack on democracy did not last long. Isn’t Donald Trump tired of his version of winning yet. Every “Win” is like a nail in the coffin of his political grave.
You were very wrong Vicky, and you should stand up and acknowledge your error.
Not gonna happen.
This is an abuse of power and a complete waste of time and resources in the midst of a crisis killing three thousand people a day. You should be ridiculously ashamed of yourself for doing this.
Texas has no business trying to overrule the election result. It is we the people who vote, not state attorney general’s and courts. Biden won by 7 million votes. It’s over.
Vicki is standing for voter integrity. Some of these comments are ridiculous. This election in swing states has been compromised completely. Are some of you listening to only the liberal lying media?
You are a fool Congresswoman. You doing the job of a sheep & a propagandist and a weak lying subservient. The people of Missouri are sick of tv mogul liars who simply blurt baseless phases, ridicule good working people, & manipulate the DUMB with his baseless threats and lies. You are OUR representative. He only lies to help him.
Let him go. Or be history’s fool!
This is ridiculous. You oppose those swing states only? What about the states where Trump won? Its not just a little presumptuous that a state would suggest another state took illegal ballots.
funny how the suit is aimed only at the states Trump lost. And only at the presidential results, not the results that favored the current regime down ballot in the very same election. Hmmm. Wonder why?
I am saddened and disheartened to not only see your participation in this sham, but also try to defend your actions.
Please explain how Texas, let alone MO, and the other States involved have a right to question other States voting rules? If MIssouri was being sued, would YOU be just as adamant in ensuring our results were the true voice of the people? Or would you seek to overturn the results just to keep Trump in office?
Your actions are worse than Trump’s, in that you are openly supporting the subversion of our Electoral process under the pretense of ensuring “honest” elections.
By the way, are you sure Texas AG Paxton isn’t trying to get himself a potential Pardon for his pending legal issues?
You are an embarrassment. Shameful behavior.
You take upon yourself to humiliate the state of Missouri to play a partisan stunt, a seditious ploy dressed up a “Constitutional review.” Nobody, anywhere is deceived. You and the rest of these clowns are trying disenfranchise millions of voters because Trump lost. YOU should resign, if you had any patriotism or loyalty to the Constitution you claim to protect.
Proud to be from Mo. We all know what happened in this election, but liberals hate Trump for doing what he promised. The Deep State is very real and he’s shown what a threat he is to them. They will lose even more power and control, to convert this country to Socialism if he wins. That’s why they cheated. They knew conservatives who believe that our Republic should survive, as it was intended, would never vote for Biden.
Left out the black helicopters and the pizza parlor.
This entire thing is despicable and you should be ashamed to be part of it. This is nothing more than a publicity stunt and a thinly veiled attempt to disenfranchise millions of American voters. Shame on you Congresswoman!
Thank you for standing up for the rule of law as defined by our constitution!
The U.S. Supreme Court emphatically disagreed. Heh.
You are a total disgrace. You should resign immediately. Violation of your oath to uphold the Constitution is a crime. Your constituents-and all Americans – deserve far better than you.
Your allegiance to this imbecile continues to amaze me. You’re an embarrassment to the title of “Representative” and to Missourians.
The election is over, can we all just keep politics off Facebook. Everyone has an opinion but I sure don’t need to see it on Facebook
You’ve no place in a democratic government. But then again, you don’t want that…
Good job Vicky the snowflakes will melt away when Trump remains the President
Thank you! We all need to stand together and support our President Trump and our country against the treasonous Democrats and their corruption!
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT
At the White House Christmas Party, guests were informed about 10 minutes ago that the president won’t be joining them to make remarks. 7:33 PM · Dec 11, 2020
Claire McCaskill (D) [2012 file photo].
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
On the edge of my seat waiting for Republican elected officials to congratulate President elect Biden. Right now. No excuse left. 6:04 PM · Dec 11, 2020
Nancy Pelosi @SpeakerPelosi
The 126 Republican Members that signed onto this unlawful & undemocratic GOP lawsuit have brought dishonor to the House and must once and for all end their election subversion – immediately.
[….] 8:18 PM · Dec 11, 2020
The grifters will have moved on to civil war prepper supplies by tomorrow morning. 8:37 PM · Dec 11, 2020
With a markup for the brand.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
This evening, an order at the United States Supreme Court in the election case Texas filed against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The court denied the complaint for a lack of standing and “All other pending motions are dismissed as moot”:
7-2. Alito and Thomas. Go figure.
So much for pandering right wingnut “constitutional scholars”.
Today, at the United States Supreme Court in the election case Texas has filed against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – right wingnut members of Congress (bless the State of Missouri) filed an Amicus brief:
Amicus U.S. Representative Sam Graves represents the Sixth
Congressional District of Missouri in the United States
House of Representatives.
Amicus U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler represents the
Fourth Congressional District of Missouri in the United
States House of Representatives.
Amicus U.S. Representative Blaine Leutkemeyer represents
the Third Congressional District of Missouri in the United
States House of Representatives.
Amicus U.S. Representative Jason Smith represents the
Eighth Congressional District of Missouri in the United
States House of Representatives.
Amicus U.S. Representative Ann Wagner represents the
Second Congressional District of Missouri in the United
States House of Representatives.
….Pursuant to subparagraph 2(b) of Rule 37, amici U.S. Representative Mike Johnson, et al., hereby move the Court for leave to file a brief amicus curiae in support of Plaintiff Texas’ Motion for Leave to File a Bill of Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction….
….On the merits, this amicus brief defends the constitutional authority of state legislatures as the only bodies duly authorized to establish the manner by which presidential electors are appointed, one of the central issues in the pending litigation. As members of the federal legislature, these amici seek to protect the constitutional role of state legislatures in determining the manner by which states choose their electors….
Uh, no. Texas wants to impose the will of its Attorney General (r-pardon me) on other states and their legislatures.
….These amici appear as 106 Members of Congress and respectfully request that this Court uphold the plenary authority of the state legislatures to establish the manner by which electors are appointed, and determine the constitutional validity of any ballots cast under rules and procedures established by actors or public bodies other than state legislatures….
….National polls indicate a large percentage of Americans now have serious doubts about not just the outcome of the presidential contest, but also the future reliability of our election system itself….
That’s some serious Chutzpah. Who was it who “cast doubt”? We’ll wait.
….Fortunately, the Framers of our Constitution provided for this moment. It is now the duty of this Honorable Court to objectively review the facts presented by the Plaintiff in this historic case, render judgment upon the unconstitutional actions in the Defendant states, and restore the confidence of all Americans that the rule of law will be upheld today and our elections in the future will be secured….
They’re that stupid. And they believe everyone else is.
At the end of the special session, reportedly signed on to by sixty-six republicans:
Confirms the Missouri House’s lack of faith in the 2020 election results
Sponsor: Hill, Justin (108)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2020
LR Number: 1241H.03I
Last Action: 12/10/2020 – Referred: Special Committee on Government Oversight(H)
Bill String: HR 2
The resolution text:
SECOND EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
House Resolution No. 2
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BYREPRESENTATIVE HILL.
1241H.03I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has immense enumerated powers and serves as both the head of the executive branch of government of the United States and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, the election of the President of the United States should be free and fair in order to preserve the legitimacy of the government, avoid constitutional crisis, and promote the general welfare of the people of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the legislatures of the states are delegated primary responsibility to ensure that free and fair elections for the office of the Presidency of the United States are held under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States which allows each state to appoint presidential Electors in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct; and
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States is authorized under Amendment XII of the Constitution of the United States and the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to independently evaluate whether or not free and fair elections have occurred and to uphold the fundamental principle that the laws governing elections that are enacted by the legislatures of the states prior to the election are fully complied with during the election process; and
WHEREAS, historically low absentee ballot rejection rates occurred in the 2020 election despite the overwhelming new and unprecedented use of absentee ballots and mail in votes by many different persons and organizations; and
WHEREAS, a razor thin margin favoring Biden was reported in the days after election day in many swing states including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada and political analyst Robert Barnes observed that Trump would win the election if any historical absentee ballot analysis process and rejection rate was assumed;
WHEREAS, statistically abnormal vote counts were reported in numerous states late on election night and the Biden-to-Trump ratio in reporting was 90 percent or more for some batches of votes;
WHEREAS, the manifest lack of any absentee ballot and mail in ballot oversight by unelected election administrators shows that the laws passed prior to election day were likely ignored and violated in numerous ways and that this violation was of significant magnitude to change the results for the election of the President of the United States; and
WHEREAS, in Pennsylvania 23,000 absentee ballots have impossible return dates, 86,000 absentee ballots are questionable, 50,000 votes held on 47 USB cards are missing in Delaware County, and signature matching for mail in ballots has been rendered impossible by the destruction of ballot envelopes; and
WHEREAS, in Georgia, Matt Braynard’s Voter Integrity Project estimates that 20,312 nonresidents cast ballots, there is video evidence of the statistical anomalies that occurred when Biden overtook President Trump with 89 percent of the votes counted, and for 53 different individual batches of votes counted, Biden led by the same 50.05 to 49.95 percent margin in every single batch; and
WHEREAS, a full and fair investigation of the election results, including analysis of absentee and mail in ballot samples for compliance with state election law, is necessary to ensure a free and fair election and should be conducted by Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the one Hundredth General Assembly, Second Extraordinary Session, hereby have no faith in the validity of the results of the 2020 presidential election reported by the states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if a full and fair investigation is not completed, that the United States Congress sitting in joint session refuse to accept electoral votes for the office of President of the United States from the states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for each house of the United States Congress.
These people really are that stupid.
Uh, Robert Barnes (whatever non-entity he is) is not the arbiter of any election in this country.
Uh, Matt Braynard (whatever non-entity he is) is not the arbiter of any election in this country.
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.
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 Amicusbrief:
…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…
Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia [2008 file photo].
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.
Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].
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.
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
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?
What role is Missouri supposed to have in ensuring election integrity in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania?
And would California’s AG have an equal role in ensuring Missouri’s election integrity if he thought there was fraud here?
Why? What benefit will Missourians see? Constitution give states power to run their own elections. Seems like this will waste Missourians tax dollars on ill fated political agenda. Why only states Biden won? If you truly care about integrity, wouldn’t you question red states too?
Why are other state issues a matter for Texas? You know the state that champions statehood rights. Really. It’s a serious question. Anybody have an answer?
I too love watching my hard-earned tax dollars being pissed away on frivolous nonsense that does nothing more than line the pockets of rich, sleazy lawyers.
Aren’t you too busy suing China? How’s that one going?
Just take the L, Eric.
It’s hard to do, but you’re embarrassing Missouri even more with your participation.
In terms that a right wingnut Missouri Attorney General might understand:
He’s not, sorry. There’s nothing unconstitutional about absentee voting. Several states vote exclusively by mail.
This new lawsuit is like calling the superintendent at a district you don’t live in and being mad about how they run their football program.
This is embarrassing.
I predict this is a folly you will definitely regret.
Really? This is silliness.
I hope California sues Texas for voter suppression!
Let’s have all the states sue each other for how they run their elections.
Always fun to watch someone embarrass themselves.
That assumes a lot.
When do we get to throw out the Missouri election results? Because the people who won are absolutely nuts and Missourians deserve better leadership than this.
Oh great. Another complete waste of tax dollars. Fantastic.
You’re wasting time and resources on this shit?
You sound so thirsty buddy. Just ask @HawleyMO to borrow one of his ladders
We see what you did there.
The TX ag is fishing for a much needed pardon. What are you after
There is that.
This is what it must it felt like to be alive in 1776 America.
We’re in the Fight, Patriots ALL THE WAY!
Actually, more like Gemany in the 1930s.
Lol Texas attorney general is being investigated he is desperate The press should do a deep dive on you dude.
There is that.
And how’s the China lawsuit going General Showboat?
So how’s that lawsuit against China going?
SCOTUS won’t hear it. The lawsuit is a joke.
Oh for pity’s sake.
…Ken Paxton, the TX AG that filed suit against GA, MI, PA, and WI has been indicted on felony securities fraud charges and is CURRENTLY under FBI investigation for abuse of political power.
This is not a lawsuit. This is a request for a pardon.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
The Supreme Court is right.
It is unconstitutional to target houses of worship with nearly-unassailable regulations while secular companies/institutions are allowed to operate with basic COVID-19 guidelines.
They must ALL be allowed to open and operate.
[….] 11:29 AM · Nov 30, 2020
The Pope gets it.
Some of the responses:
But that’s not what happened. Churches had laxer regulations than businesses. They got preferential treatment, but they wanted to be able to endanger even more of their congregants.
Get back to me when someone you “love” gets sick in the name of going to church.
Well here’s the difference ,you see those that are considered by you as “secular companies/institutions” ,they all pay taxes and help the economy!They also provide jobs and a paycheck for people to buy food and things needed during a pandemic! Churches provide a collection plate!
Utter nonsense. The #Constitution is not a suicide pact.
Can you give a substantive reason why churches are not happy with live-streaming, zoom or video conferencing services? And when you inevitably say “communion” all I hear is “collection plate”.
Covid likes this tweet
Hmmm think I’ll side with the Pope on this one.
This is so stupid. How are you in Congress?
Bigotry masquerading as patriotism.
Your kind of thinking is why 3,956 Missouri citizens and at least 267,000 American citizens have died from Covid.
Spoiler Alert God gave us free will and will not protect you from your own stupidity.
BTW have YOU personally returned to in person services, Vicky
Please #slickvick attend your nearest super spreader event (church), maskless as usual.
And start taxing churches.
Why do you hate Christians and want them to die of Covid?
The @GOP is making it virtually impossible to pin down who the dumbest member of their party is.
If only republicans cared this much about American lives
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
65 million American Catholics are going to be very interested to learn that @JoeBiden’s Democrats think they can’t be trusted to serve as judges or in public office if they’re “too Catholic” – Democrat bigotry on full display with #AmyConeyBarrett 10:28 AM · Sep 26, 2020
Not particularly bright, is he? As if the Democratic Party is so bigoted that it nominated and elected Joe Biden, a devout, practicing Catholic, to be Vice President of the United States in 2008 and 2012 and nominated him to be their presidential candidate in 2020. Josh Hawley (r) must really believe his voters are that stupid.
Some of the many responses:
Sorry, most of my Catholic family doesn’t have time to read this bullshit because we’re volunteering + donating to keep our unemployed neighbors fed + checking in on those who lost family due to COVID-19.
We’re in Missouri helping people.
You’re in DC (or NM) hating people.
I’m a Catholic, your constituent and a @JoeBiden Democrat. I graduated from Catholic elementary school and high school. First, I don’t grade people on their Catholicism but the same can’t be said for other members of our faith who claim I’m not Catholic enough.
I believe that one’s faith is between them and their God. Second, I have no problem with members of any faith serving on the court. I do have a problem if their faith is imposed on me against my will. Even when it’s a member of my own religion.
Same here. I’m a catholic Missourian and I take offense at the implication, generalization and judgemental attitude. In other words Josh, PISS OFF!
Honestly, the whole Right-Wing Protestant attempted defense of ACB being that the left hates her for being “too Catholic” really shows how they still seem to believe that average Catholicism is a weird extremist cult and not just Methodists+guilt+saints.
Biden is Catholic. I’m voting for him.
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].
As a Catholic, I’d just like to say you’re horrible at this.
You’re so out of touch. None of this is true and you know it.
Hi. Catholic here, who is voting for Biden. I prefer separation of church and state, and think it would be pretty super duper Christian to save the ACA during a global pandemic rather than try to kill it. Also, morals are important for presidents.
I’m a practicing Catholic. Don’t speak for me. I understand the complexities of my faith, my fellow Catholics, politics, and conservative projection and spin.
I’m voting for Joe Biden.
This is a stupid argument from a stupid person
Don’t be obtuse. She said law is a means to the Kingdom of God. She opened the door to that.
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are Catholic. This is an embarrassing tweet.
Don’t think that’s the case. However she’s explicitly closed her own mind based on her own writing. I’d trust a catholic in there who can set aside themselves and rule and govern as set forth by “We the people…” and expand it. You’ve done nothing for me as your constituent.
Stop with your culture war bullshit. You’re out of your depth.
Catholic and voting for Biden. Your constant attempts to further divide the country and pit Americans against each other by spreading lies and hate is the antithesis of Jesus’ teachings.
Sigh, only the gop would say some stupid stuff like this.
Your trying to create a controversy to cover up the spineless thing you are doing.
You made the rules, now you break them when you know you are going to lose complete control of the government. You have no honor
Joe Biden is a Catholic. Did anyone tell you that?
Also, THANKS FOR HELPING THE DISMANTLING of the ACA during a PANDEMIC. This is evil.
I will fight with sweat and tears to see you defeated in the next election.
2 out of 3 of Obama’s Supreme Court picks are Catholic. Only one got confirmed, but still. There’s pretty clear evidence Democrats aren’t anti-Catholic considering we keep voting for them, nominating them, and are Catholic ourselves.
I am pretty darn Catholic, and I oppose any SC nomination this close to an election.
What a load. You aren’t going to divide Catholics from Joe. He goes to mass while Trump goes to golf. We know Joe.
I’m Catholic and am happily voting for @JoeBiden!
Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].
I was raised Catholic, grew up attending Catholic schools and I find it insulting that you think lying to me will get my vote. I am voting for Biden, a devout Catholic.
Quiz…name Catholics who have run on a national Republican ticket. Hint; it’s one less than the number of Catholics on this year’s Democratic ticket.
I’m a Catholic Democrat and I’m voting for Joe.
Not what anyone said, but thanks for playing.
The Democrats nominated a weekly Mass-going Catholic for president. The GOP likes Donald Trump.
Joe goes to church. Trump golfs and tweets BS.
The Senate has betrayed America. It doesn’t do what people want.
Nice try Josh. Are these the @GOP new talking points? I don’t care about her being Catholic. I’m Catholic. I just don’t trust her with my healthcare, with my daughter’s right to choose and most importantly I’m sure she had to profess her “loyalty” to the current occupant.
Pelosi is Catholic. Biden is Catholic.
Your amount of lying tells me you have no Faith or values espoused in by any religion.
If the Catholic church is asking me to vote for @realDonaldTrump, then I guess I’m done being Catholic.
As a Catholic Democrat who already voted for Joe Biden during early voting in Virginia, gotta say this a spectacularly bad take. Catholics are constantly balancing spirituality with the desire to allow others to live their lives according to their beliefs, not ours.
What religion is Joe Biden?
How about Sonya Sotomayor?
Josh Hawley doesn’t care about those particular facts.
Well then, I’m going to vote for the Catholic!
Dude, after a couple of decades, the constant outrage and hysteria just doesn’t hit outside the Republic base. At some point, you’re going to have to broaden your appeal, and to use last year’s phrase, this ain’t it, chief.
Catholic here. Voting for Biden!
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].
I’m a Catholic and I will be wholeheartedly voting for BidenHarris, comfortable in the knowledge that I won’t be persecuted under their administration.
The Democrats, who just voted for a practicing Catholic to be the presidential nominee, hate Catholics, the new GOP talking point.
Lifelong Catholic here who thinks Josh Hawley is actually demeaning Catholics in this tweet.
What have you done for Missouri as our Senator? Teachers? Farmers?
Oh, you guys are really trying to play this hard
Found the Louie Gohmert of the US Senate!
That was unfair to Louie Gohmert.
I believe you’d be surprised to know that a large…very large…part of those 65 million American Catholics can see right through this ridiculous attempt to stir up some kind of anti-Catholic controversy. (We’re also pro-choice)