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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's fans are bombarding the U.S. Supreme Court with physical copies of his specious and unsigned lawsuit seeking to overturn Donald Trump's election loss, and the right-wing magnate is thrilled.
Supporters have been calling into Lindell's nightly live-streaming program to regale him with their efforts to restore Trump to the White House, and he has responded with obvious excitement, reported The Daily Beast.
"God bless you," Lindell told one caller.
Callers have said they spent $32 to mail the court filing, which legal experts say has dubious merits, to the Supreme Court to let the justices know it exists, and Lindell told The Daily Beast that he wants to expand the campaign to target state attorneys general.
“I want the AGs called and emailed,” he told the website.
Far-fetched plan to make Trump Speaker of the House would give him 'tremendous power' over 2024 election: analysis
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warned that Republicans might make Donald Trump Speaker of the House if they take back the majority in next year's election, and it might be time to take that threat seriously.
The idea is becoming increasingly popular in the MAGA universe, and the twice-impeached one-term president has discussed the possibility with Gaetz and other right-wing lawmakers, and New Republic columnist Matt Ford theorized some of the alarming possibilities of putting Trump in control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
"One reason for concern is that Trump would wield tremendous power over the legislative process," Ford wrote. "His presidency suggests that he might not be inclined to use that power in the public interest. For the last fifty years, lawmakers from both parties have centralized legislative power within the speaker’s office. As a result, Trump would effectively decide whether bills that keep the government open or raise the debt ceiling reach the House floor. He forced a government shutdown during his own term and called on GOP lawmakers to not lift the debt ceiling earlier this year. It’s not hard to imagine Trump instigating for a prolonged shutdown or even a national default if he thinks it will help him and hurt [President Joe] Biden."
The most urgent concern, however, is the speaker currently has the power to effectively decide the outcome of the 2024 presidential election, in which Trump is widely expected to be a candidate.
"Consider how this process might play out after the 2024 election if Biden defeats Trump to win re-election," Ford wrote. "What if Speaker Trump, claiming once again that the election was stolen from him, simply refuses to convene that session? There is no other mechanism to count the Electoral College votes, and without a count, the rest of the process breaks down."
"The current terms of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would expire at noon on January 20, 2025," he concluded. "Under the Twentieth Amendment, control of the executive branch would then pass to the acting president for as long as the House refuses to count the electoral votes or until the next election is held in 2028. And under the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, the acting president in this scenario would be Speaker Donald Trump."
Land Use Attorney Thomas Galvin has been unanimously chosen to fill the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors vacancy in the district. The board is under intense scrutiny after review of the Arizona Senate's involvement in certifying the 2020 presidential election results.
"Galvin joins the board at a time of intense scrutiny in the fallout of Senate's review of the 2020 election results. He believes the County’s election was fair and he knows President [Joe] Biden won in the county, state and country," Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski said Thursday. "The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is comprised of four Republicans and one Democrat who all deny former President Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election."
"I think there's something in the drinking water out there for Republicans," Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough quipped. "I think what it may be, in part, if you look at the person who’s ahead in the republican race for governor, just full on crazy. You look at the person who's involved in the senate race, full on crazy. What are they - they kicked out Cindy McCain..."
"Completely off the cliff and they see their state turning blue," added Eugene Robinson. "That’s what they see happening in Maricopa County - they’re going blue and you know bluer and that takes the state of Arizona."
Scarborough added, "And what they’re thinking is, 'Man, those democrats in Washington are going so far left, this is our time to reclaim the state.' That’s what they're thinking. 'Our people are so crazy on this Trump' - it’s not even right. These Trumpsters are crazy."
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