The U.S. Supreme Court considered last week whether or not to take up a case that had the potential to overturn the 2020 election results and end up in the removal of hundreds of elected politicians from federal office, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
However, the Supreme Court announced on Monday without any explanation that it had decided against accepting that potentially consequential lawsuit, the Conservative Brief reported.
It has already been announced that the petitioner, Brunson, intends to file another petition asking the high court to reconsider its decision.
“The Petition was denied. We will now make our next move.”
The lawsuit had been filed by a Utah man named Raland Brunson who represented himself and his brothers in alleging the hundreds of elected officials had violated their oaths of office by refusing to investigate the allegations of fraud in the 2020 election prior to the certification of the electoral results, according to Just the News.
Brunson shared the disappointing news on Monday with his supporters by way of a post to his Facebook account, in which he wrote, “The Petition was denied. We will now make our next move. A petition for reconsideration. Hang in there everyone.”
Last week, prior to the Supreme Court’s Friday conference, Brunson had provided an update to his followers and supporters that acknowledged the fact that his petition could ultimately be denied.
“The Supreme Court’s schedule of posting decisions is always the Monday following conference. So, we won’t know anything until Monday!” Brunson said on Thursday. “Now, don’t think for a second that my brothers and I are not prepared for a denial. We’ve got plenty of chess pieces still at play and we still have our queen.”
“Through hard knocks we have learned how this political/litigation game works, so keep up the prayers and your letters to the Supreme Court! You count! We love everyone of you! Thank you for your wonderful support!” he added.
Suit alleged violation of oaths of office, sought removal and disqualification
According to Brunson’s website, his lawsuit did not specifically allege any sort of fraud or irregularities in the 2020 election, but rather was focused on the manner in which the overwhelming majority of Congress declined to look into such allegations of fraud before certifying the results that were disputed by some.
That lawsuit named as its defendants President Biden, Vice President Harris, former Vice President Mike Pence, and 385 current or former members of Congress — 291 House members and 94 senators, according to Just the News.
Per Brunson, all of the named defendants appear to have violated their oaths of office, in which they swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” with the “enemies” in question being whoever was alleged by some to have “rigged” the 2020 election.
Brunson asked and answered, “How can you support, and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign, and domestic? Answer: You investigate. If there are claims that there is a threat, even if you don’t believe there is a threat, you investigate. How else can you determine if there is a threat unless you investigate? You can’t. Were there claims of a threat to the Constitution? Yes. Where did these serious claims come from? 100 members of Congress. What was the threat? That there were enemies of the Constitution who successfully rigged the 2020 election. Is this lawsuit about a rigged election? No, it’s about the members of Congress who voted AGAINST the investigation thereby thwarting the investigation. Was this a clear violation of their oath? YES.”
Had the lawsuit actually been accepted by the Supreme Court and ultimately received a favorable ruling, it sought the immediate removal from office of any and all defendants still serving as well as their disqualification from ever serving in public office again.