Allen West hints at secession after SCOTUS dismisses Texas voter fraud case
The Supreme Court has rejected Texas’ lawsuit over the 2020 presidential election. The High Court did not support the legal move prompting the leader of the Republican Party in Texas, Allen West, to suggest Friday that “law-abiding states” might want to form their own “union.”
Justice Samuel Alito issued a statement with the dismissal that was joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, arguing that the Supreme Court should take up the case.
“In my view, we do not have the discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction,” Alito wrote, arguing that he would grant the motion to file the bill of complaint.
But Alito signaled he would not have granted the state of Texas the ability to halt the election certification as the challenge requested.
“I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue,” he concluded.
The three justices appointed by Trump: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch did not voice an opinion on the case.
This is the latest legal defeat for the GOP as they attempted to address alleged rampant voter fraud connected to the 2020 presidential election. Time and again they have been rebuffed in court paving the way for a Joe Biden presidency that 68% of Republicans believe was stolen from President Trump.
Texas asserted it had a right “to demand that all other States abide by the constitutionally set rules in appointing presidential electors to the electoral college.” The Lone Star state claimed that other states suffered whenever one state “violates federal law to affect the outcome of a presidential election.”
SCOTUS dismissed the case based on that issue. They stated that Texas “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.”
Allen West, who leads the GOP in Texas, issued a terse response immediately.
“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressman, [has] decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law — resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences,” West wrote.
“This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the U.S. Constitution and not be held accountable,” West continued. “This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our Constitutional Republic.
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution,” he stated.
The courage and leadership of Allen West never rests. Very proud to work with him and to consider him a friend and mentor. He is one of our country’s greats and was made for such times as these when bold truths must be told for the sake of our republic 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/b4Dz8ueLpG
— Chad Robichaux (@ChadRobo) December 12, 2020
West is not alone in his anger. Giuliani is calling it ‘censorship’ and Diamond and Silk are asking for military intervention.
Giuliani slammed the court’s decision. He called the move ‘censorship’ and a ‘scandal’ that will “go down in history.”
“So far the facts have been suppressed, they’ve been subject to censorship by big media, censorship by big tech, censorship by the Democrat party, and censorship by the courts,” he said.
“What are you so afraid of?” he asked.
Giuliani accused the Supreme Court of ‘evading its responsibility’:
“People in this country are entitled to a hearing on this,” he said.
“I feel the Supreme Court or at least seven of the justices have evaded their responsibility to try to bring this country together and give us a rational view of this case as opposed to the hysterical propaganda we’ve had so far.”
“These are very sound allegations, they may or may not be true, they have to be tested but that’s what the court is for. They can’t just dismiss it like that because it is too difficult to hear.”
He added: “And I think are evading their responsibility as the chief law enforcement agency – the chief court in this land.”
“No judge has been willing to give us a hearing about it – it’s see no evil, hear no evil keep it away from us, don’t let us have to deal with it it’s too controversial,” he stated.
“If the Supreme Court can’t save our Republic, then where is the Military?” Diamond and Silk tweeted.
If the Supreme Court can't save our Republic, then where is the Military?
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) December 11, 2020
In a follow-up post, they added: “There needs to be a Forensic Audit done by our Military in all the Swing states in question. The ballot boxes need to be open, and the Dominion machines need to be examined for irregularities. All Illegal Ballots and Illegal tabulation counts should be removed!!”
There needs to be a Forensic Audit done by our Military in all the Swing states in question. The ballot boxes need to be open, and the Dominion machines need to be examined for irregularities. All Illegal Ballots and Illegal tabulation counts should be removed!
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) December 12, 2020
West’s words echoed the original sentiment expressed earlier in the week by Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, who called for a referendum that would allow voters to decide if Texas should break off from the U.S.
“The federal government is out of control and does not represent the values of Texans. That is why I am committing to file legislation this session that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the State of Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation,” Biedermann said in a statement.
The federal government is out of control & doesn’t represent the values of Texans. That is why I am committing to file legislation that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the State of Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation. #Texit #txlege
— Kyle Biedermann (@KyleBiedermann) December 8, 2020
This week, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh took questions from his audience on this subject and answered them, stating that the country was ‘trending towards secession’. He posits that the country may be irreparably divided between conservatives and liberals.
“I actually think — and I’ve referenced this, I’ve alluded to this a couple of times because I’ve seen others allude to this — I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday.
“It can’t go on this way,” he continued. “There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.”
“Can we win the culture?”
“Can we dominate?”
“What do we have in common with the people who live in New York, Detroit, Milwaukee?”
“We are trending towards secession”
These are the words of Donald Trump’s Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh. The words of a Patriot? pic.twitter.com/Ggvm8BwoFm
— JazzieeB (@Bdwal359) December 10, 2020
The Trump campaign is continuing its legal fight.
Fox News host Tammy Bruce echoed the feelings of more than 73 million Americans who voted for President Trump: “Deeply disappointed SCOTUS didn’t even bother to hear the Texas case. The American people deserve at the very least a hearing & opinion explaining in detail. With trust in govt & its legitimacy at stake for a variety of reasons, this does not help.”
Deeply disappointed SCOTUS didn’t even bother to hear the Texas case. The American people deserve at the very least a hearing & opinion explaining in detail. With trust in govt & its legitimacy at stake for a variety of reasons, this does not help.
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) December 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked the idea of a new union being formed tweeting that it would be “a confederacy of dunces.”
A Confederacy of Dunces https://t.co/zv1bJmKrZD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 12, 2020
And Rep. Pascrell is calling on House leadership to not seat Congress members who support Trump’s ‘efforts to invalidate’ the election:
Today I’m calling on House leaders to refuse to seat any Members trying to overturn the election and make donald trump an unelected dictator. pic.twitter.com/icTmGKCpuR
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) December 11, 2020
Tonight I’m calling for the eventual prosecution of donald trump and his enablers for their many crimes against the United States. pic.twitter.com/LJGvzLqQ35
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) November 18, 2020