All three of Trump’s nominated Supreme Court justices voted against him on the Texas lawsuit to overturn the election.
Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska noted in a statement that none of Trump’s picks sided with him:
Every American who cares about the rule of law should take comfort that the Supreme Court — including all three of President Trump’s picks — closed the book on the nonsense. pic.twitter.com/QyNhvVc15p
— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) December 12, 2020
Trump and his supporters thought that Trump owned the Supreme Court. Trump has been calling the justices that he nominated his justices, but the Supreme Court belongs to no president. Only those who were severely deluded by Trump’s Twitter account and conservative media ever thought that the Texas lawsuit had a chance.
The Texas/Trump lawsuit was so wacky and out of line with American democratic principles that not a single Supreme Court justice voted to hear the case. Thomas and Alito issued a joint statement saying that they would have allowed the complaint to be filed but granted no relief, and they voted against Trump.
The final vote was 9-0. Over the past month, Donald Trump has cemented his legacy as the biggest loser in US presidential history.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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