Rep. Gohmert’s lawsuit against Vice President Pence Pence to aimed at overturning election results has been thrown out by a Trump appointee judge.
U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Kernodle ruled Gohmert and the Republicans filing the lawsuit “lack standing.”
Gohmert’s lawsuit was filed this week and argued Pence has the ultimate constitutional authority to decide which states’ electoral college votes count.
Kernodle wrote that Gohmert “alleges at most an institutional inquiry to the House of Representatives.”
He explained “The other Plaintiffs, the slate of Republican Presidential Electors for the State of Arizona, allege an injury that is not fairly traceable to the Defendant, the Vice President of the United States, and is unlikely to be redressed by the requested relief.”
“Accordingly, as explained below, the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over this case and must dismiss the action,” Kernodle added.
Pence had called for the lawsuit to be brought against Congress in his response
“These plaintiffs’ suit is not a proper vehicle for addressing those issues because plaintiffs have sued the wrong defendant,” the response adds VP Pence “is ironically the very person whose power they seek to promote.”