‘Absolutely Undemocratic…Seditious’: Tapper Rails Against 106 GOP Reps. Backing ‘Garbage’ Lawsuit to Overturn Election ‘These Members of Congress…They’re Going To Be Forever Associated With This Crap’

‘Absolutely Undemocratic…Seditious’: Tapper Rails Against 106 GOP Reps. Backing ‘Garbage’ Lawsuit to Overturn Election ‘These Members of Congress…They’re Going To Be Forever Associated With This Crap’

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper pulled no punches in vocally condemning the majority of the Republican House caucus who publicly came out in favor of the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election results in the Supreme Court.

Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton has brought a lawsuit against Pennsylvania and several other election battleground states, won by President-elect Biden, seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On his Thursday afternoon show, Tapper said he was “stunned” by the move, which came at the behest of President Donald Trump himself, who had urged Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) to rally other House GOP representatives to back the Texas suit.

“More than half of the Republicans in the House have signed on to this lawsuit that legal experts, conservative legal experts have said is a ‘garbage’ lawsuit, ‘insane,’ would ‘set horrific precedents,’” Tapper explained, before turning to CNN legal analyst Laura Coates. “What do you make of this?”

“It’s so completely counter to common sense what is happening,” Coates pointed out. “The Supreme Court doesn’t want to weigh in on a political matter where there hasn’t been some basis for them to hear it, where a state that says even if we’re not affected by it we want to lodge a complaint after we see the outcome and only after our person is bringing the lawsuit.”

Tapper himself continued to explain both how ridiculous and baseless the suit is.

“Well, it’s just absolutely undemocratic. I mean, it is seditious. Kaitlan, the attorneys general for Michigan and Pennsylvania, both Democrats, they’re being very vocal today, opposing this stunt with briefs at the Supreme Court,” he said. “The Michigan attorney general writes ‘Texas comes as a stranger to this matter and should not be heard here.’ Have we ever seen this kind of legal showdown between states before over anything other than borders or water rights?”

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