On Friday, the Supreme Court decided not to hear a challenge brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) over the election results in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Georgia. Paxton’s suit was backed by over a dozen states and 126 Republican members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had harsh words for those representatives — but now, some Democrats want her to do more than just talk, as Breitbart reports.
“The Court has rightly dismissed out of hand the extreme, unlawful and undemocratic GOP lawsuit to overturn the will of millions of American voters,” Pelosi said in a statement Friday, according to Breitbart.
“The 126 Republican Members that signed onto this lawsuit brought dishonor to the House,” she added. “Instead of upholding their oath to support and defend the Constitution, they chose to subvert the Constitution and undermine public trust in our sacred democratic institutions.”
Pelosi demanded the Republican House members “end their election subversion — immediately.”
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), however, has called on the House speaker to go further and actually refuse to seat those members of Congress who signed on to the lawsuit. “Stated simply, the men and women who would act to tear the United States Government apart cannot serve as Members of the Congress,” Pascrell declared in a statement posted on Twitter, according to The Hill.
He continued: “These lawsuits seeking to obliterate public confidence in our democratic system by invalidating the clear results of the 2020 presidential election undoubtedly attack the text and the spirit of the Constitution, which each Member swears to support and defend.”
Pascrell went on to compare Republicans who signed the lawsuit to traitors in the Civil War, even implying that President Donald Trump is a “dictator.”
“Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was written after the Civil War to bar from government any traitors who would seek to destroy the Union,” he wrote. “My letter to House leadership today demands that 126 Republicans (and counting) are violating the Constitution.
“The text of the 14th Amendment expressly forbids Members of Congress from engaging in rebellion against the United States,” Pascrell insisted. “Trying to overturn a democratic election and install a dictator seems like a pretty clear example of that.”
In November, Pascrell called for the Justice Department to investigate Trump and his administration should Democratic nominee Joe Biden take office, The Hill reported. Pascrell alleged that the president “was rightly impeached by the House of Representatives” and had “engaged in treachery, in treason,” though the Senate acquitted him.
“He has all but given up on governing and protecting our nation and if he had a shred of dignity he would resign today,” the congressman said of Trump, according to The Hill. Looks like Democrats are never going to give this narrative up.