Donald Trump supporters have voiced outrage after the Supreme Court refused to hear a case to throw out millions of American votes in the election, with Rudy Giuliani raging that its ‘censorship’, Diamond and Silk asking for military intervention and the Texas GOP chairman calling for secession.
The Supreme Court on Friday denied a Hail Mary effort by the attorney general of Texas who had asked the court to intervene and overturn the election in four states that went for Joe Biden, dealing a monumental blow to Trump’s flailing legal strategy.
The president’s loyalists instantly hit out at the decision calling for various forms of drastic action in response.
Texas GOP Chairman Allen West said some states should break away from the rest of the United States and ‘bond together’ in a call for secession not seen since the American Civil War while vloggers Diamond and Silk questioned: ‘where is the military?’
Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer and the man who has spearheaded his legal battle against the election result, appeared on Fox News’ Sean Hannity to cry ‘censorship’ and claim the ‘facts have been suppressed’.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany also joined the show to blast the Supreme Court for ‘dodging’ the lawsuit and ‘hiding behind procedure’.
Meanwhile, Roger Stone, Trump’s former adviser who was pardoned by the president for lying to Congress during its probe into
Texas GOP Chairman Allen West suggested states should secede from the union after the Supreme Court refused to hear a Texas-based case President Donald Trump hoped to use as a vehicle to overturn the results of the presidential election
West wrote, ‘Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that abide by the constitution,’ in a statement released shortly after the Supreme Court refused to take up the Trump-backed case
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked the idea of a new union being formed tweeting that it would be ‘a confederacy of dunces’
Texas GOP Chairman Allen West put out a statement suggesting states should secede from the union in response to the ruling.
‘This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable,’ West said in a statement after the ruling.
‘Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.’
His comments were quickly read as a push for secession, what southern states did in the lead-up to the Civil War, in a dispute over slavery.
Vloggers Diamond and Silk, aka Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, also called for drastic action, tweeting a demand for military action.
‘If the Supreme Court can’t save our Republic, then where is the Military?’ they tweeted.
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!!’
Vloggers Diamond and Silk, aka Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, also called for drastic action, tweeting a demand for military action
While some Trump supporters called for unprecedented action in outrage, Trump’s inner circle took aim at the Supreme Court over its ruling.
Giuliani fumed about the court’s decision as he spoke on
He branded 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.’
Giuliani fumed about the court’s decision as he spoke on Hannity from his hotel, where he is recovering from COVID-19
He branded the move ‘censorship’ and a ‘scandal’ that will ‘go down in history’
He attacked the Supreme Court justices for taking what he called a ‘see no evil, hear no evil’ approach.
‘No judge has been willing to give us a hearing about it – its 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 said.
Giuliani doubled down on unfounded claims that Trump ‘won’ the election, saying ‘President Trump, if you were to look at Pennsylvania, won Pennsylvania by 300,000 to 400,000 votes – it’s been stolen from him.’
He added: ‘I think this is going to be a terrible thing in American history… this is going to live in our history and the Supreme Court has made a terrible mistake in not getting this resolved in a fair, decent, and equitable way because it’s going to leave a real black mark with regard to the selection throughout our entire history.’
McEnany also appeared on Hannity where she hit out at the court saying it ‘dodged’ and ‘ignored’.
Kayleigh McEnany also appeared on Hannity where she hit out at the court saying it ‘dodged’ and ‘ignored’
‘We’ve gone state-by-state outlining the egregious equal protection violations and due process claims that were entirely ignored,’ she fumed
‘There’s no way to say it other than they dodged, they dodged, they hid behind procedure and they refused to use their authority to enforce the constitution,’ she said.
‘We’ve gone state-by-state outlining the egregious equal protection violations and due process claims that were entirely ignored.’
She went on to accuse ‘none of the judges’ on the court of giving ‘a view on the facts of the case’.
Instead, she said the case ‘was dismissed on standing.’
Meanwhile, Stone took his support of Trump marching through the nation’s capital with the extremist far-right group the Proud Boys, of which he is a member.
Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio was at the rally and addressed the crowd of Trump supporters near the Washington Monument Friday night.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the group is a far-right males-only extremist group that has neo-fascist, violent, nationalistic, Islamophobic, and misogynistic views.
The Supreme Court was fully in agreement that they would dismiss the Texas case Friday, though Justice Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, both appointed by Republicans, said they would have heard the case – but that they would have refused to overturn the election result effectively making the result 9-0.
Meanwhile, Stone took his support of Trump marching through the nation’s capital with the extremist far-right group the Proud Boys, of which he is a member
Stone is Trump’s former adviser who was pardoned by the president for lying to Congress during its probe into Russia ‘s involvement in the 2016 election
Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio was at the rally and addressed the crowd of Trump supporters near the Washington Monument Friday night
The stunning end to Trump’s legal bid to overturn the election came just after 6.30pm in a one-page ruling from the court.
‘Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,’ the ruling said – refusing to even take up a case that legal scholars had already ripped as a legal farce.
Texas tried to argue that it had been hurt by Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia expanding mail-in voting, which the state’s AG tried to argue was unconstitutional.
How elections are carried out have always been the purview of individual states.
Trump had called the case ‘the big one,’ and tweeted a series of messages designed to push the court to rule in his favor.
Now, with the high court dismissing the high-profile effort – the mother of all the ‘Kraken’ lawsuits – he is without an avenue to overturn the election he calls ‘rigged’ despite dozens of lower courts ruling against allied efforts.