Last Updated on January 1, 2021
After a Trump-appointed judge dismissed the lawsuit launched by Rep. Louie Gohmert and several Trump electors today, Gohmert appeared on Newsmax to deliver a stunning rebuke to the absentee American court system, and noted that his legal team is already working to appeal the case to the 5th Circuit Court.
Gohmert’s lawsuit sought to clearly explain the Constitutional obligations afforded to Vice President Mike Pence during the joint session of Congress on January 6. Some believe that Pence’s role is merely ceremonial, while other legal scholars have offered analysis indicating Pence has the Constitutional duty to ensure only legal electoral college votes are included.
Rather than making a potentially landmark decision, the Trump-appointed judge merely dismissed the case, as both Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked earlier this week.
“With regard to the standing issue, if a Member of Congress who is going to object to electors that were fraudulently sent there, and the state has sent two sets, and I don’t have standing to go to court,” said Gohmert. “If I don’t have standing to do that, nobody does. And if the appropriate defendant is not the Vice President, that under the Constitution has the power to make that determination, then there is none.”
LOUIE GOHMERT: Today's court ruling "would be that you've got to go to the street and be as violent as Antifa and BLM" pic.twitter.com/kamRYeWGqy
— National File (@NationalFile) January 2, 2021
Gohmert repeatedly asserted that the court system is the American people’s last attempt to reach justice before, typically, violence becomes viewed as the answer.
“This is an example of when institutions that our Constitution created to resolve disputes so that you didn’t have to have riots and violence in the street, it’s when they go wrong,” said Gohmert.
“The bottom line is, the court is saying we’re not going to touch this. You have no remedy. Basically, in fact, the ruling would be that you’ve got to go to the street and be as violent as Antifa and BLM,” said Gohmert.
Gohmert also noted that still, only days before January 6, no courts in the United States have been willing to hear evidence of fraud, but have instead almost exclusively dismissed cases based on issues of standing or other technical issues.
“There still has not been one court, state or federal, that has had an evidentiary hearing and allowed the evidence of fraud to come in and be introduced.” Gohmert explained, “So all this stuff about it being debunked, unsubstantiated, those are absolute lies.”
However, Gohmert said he intends to appeal his case to the 5th Circuit Court, which he says boasts “some incredible judges” who he expects will make a decision prior to January 6.
“Our attorneys are preparing the appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, there are some incredible judges on that court,” said Gohmert.
“So we are very hopeful that they will say, ‘You know what, if our courts are not gonna be used in this dispute, and the litigant doesn’t have standing, and the defendant isn’t the appropriate, and the jurisdiction is not there, then we have no business having courts. We’re worthless.'”
When asked if he believes the 5th Circuit Court will hear the case, Gohmert indicated that he is optimistic.
“That’s my hope and prayer, and yes, I think they will take some action before the 6th, whatever it is.”