Pence Trying To Get Rid Of Embarrassing Election Lawsuit Proposed By Republicans

Mike Pence is trying to quietly get rid of an election lawsuit proposed by his fellow Republicans.

“The House of Representatives asked a federal judge in Texas on Thursday to dismiss a Republican congressman’s lawsuit seeking to give Vice President Mike Pence the power to decide which electoral votes to count when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to finalize November’s presidential election.

The House made the request after Mr. Pence himself weighed in against the plaintiffs—Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and several Arizona Republicans who unsuccessfully ran to be presidential electors—in a Justice Department brief calling the suit a “walking legal contradiction.” Mr. Gohmert named Mr. Pence as the sole defendant, which the Justice Department noted is “ironically the very person whose power they seek to promote.”” [READ MORE]