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Rep. Louie Gohmert Facing Disbarment For His Cockamamie Lawsuit To Overturn The Election

It’s no exaggeration to call Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) the dumbest, most thickheaded member of Congress, but a moronic lawsuit he recently filed seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election could lead to his disbarment, meaning he’d never be allowed to practice law or file any other specious lawsuits for the rest of his life.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Gohmert is facing severe sanctions for violating ethics rules that apply to members of the Texas bar:

“A national lawyers group on Monday called for professional licensing bodies to investigate East Texas congressman Louie Gohmert and his attorneys for what it called a ‘self-evident breach’ of ethics rules for lawyers when they sued unsuccessfully last week to try to force Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“Lawyers Defending American Democracy, a nonpartisan group that says it has the support of 5,000 lawyers across the country, said in a statement that Gohmert, Dallas lawyer William L. ‘Lewis’ Sessions and unnamed other lawyers should be sanctioned for egregious conduct.”

Gohmert’s lawsuit cited the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as grounds for overturning the will of the voters. The 12th Amendment reads:

“The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted.”

Gohmert’s lawsuit claimed that Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, could choose what electoral votes to count and disallow those he decided were invalid.

Lawyers Defending American Democracy noted in their filing to the licensing board:

“Not a single word in that amendment, or in any other, gives the vice president any role whatsoever in choosing which votes to count let alone the extraordinary, unilateral power to select who the next president should be, regardless of the outcome of votes in the various states.”

If indeed Gohmert is found to have acted improperly, his cherished law degree from Baylor University would be nothing more than a piece of paper since the congressman no longer have the right to serve as an attorney in any capacity in the Lone Star State.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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