On Thursday, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) filed a second lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to invalidate the results of the election in Pennsylvania — a state that President Donald Trump has targeted with a number of legal challenges himself, although has consistently failed to find evidence of widespread election irregularities.
But as with his first lawsuit, there is a problem — invalidating the results in Pennsylvania would also invalidate Kelly's own re-election.
🚨NEW: Congressman Kelly, for a second time, asks the US Supreme Court to overturn the results of the Pennsylvania e… https://t.co/UL7yqu0juy— Marc E. Elias (@Marc E. Elias)1607039693.0
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) noted this — and questioned why Congress should even bother to seat Kelly if he believes his own election should be overruled.
The next Congress should not seat @MikeKellyPA if he thinks his own election is illegitimate. https://t.co/ksW306wh5z— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1607040144.0
The results of the Pennsylvania election have already been certified, making additional legal challenges a distant long shot.