A Texas attorney who was quickly fired as counsel for an insurance company after he posted a video of himself taking part in the Jan. 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that forced lawmakers to flee for their lives is once again out of a job after new clients alleging election fraud fired him too.
Two days after the Capitol riot, attorney Paul Davis was let go by Goosehead Insurance after proudly posting video of himself at the protest that turned into a riot, saying, "The fact that they will not let us inspect any of the ballots or the machines should tell you something. We're all trying to get into the Capitol to stop this and this is what's happening, they're tear-gassing us."
Since that time, he signed on with lawyer Kellye SoRelle in a lawsuit, described by Above the Law as, "seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election."
Along the way, Davis referred to the fantasy "Lord of the Rings" novels in a legal filing, writing, "During the course of the epic trilogy, the rightful King of Gondor had abandoned the throne. Since only the rightful king could sit on the throne of Gondor, a steward was appointed to manage Gondor until the return of the King, known as "Aragorn," occurred at the end of the story. This analogy is applicable since there is now in Washington, D.C., a group of individuals calling themselves the President, Vice President, and Congress who have no rightful claim to govern the American People."
Now Above the Law is reporting that Davis issued a motion to withdraw from the lawsuit because the clients -- described as "plaintiffs Latinos for Trump, Blacks for Trump, Joshua Macias, B.G., and M.S." have fired him.
In his motion Davis wrote of himself, "Mr. Davis, by now used to being fired for standing up for his principles, is saddened by the decision of these Plaintiffs to pursue what he believes is not a sound strategy, since he was very proud to represent the same."
You can read the motion below, posted to Twitter by Brad Heath from Reuters.
These guys literally asked a federal judge to invalidate the U.S. government, appoint some kind of unelected stewar… https://t.co/fpu9YeKfQS— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath)1613744085.0