Outgoing President Donald Trump made yet another phone call to a Georgia official, this time to Attorney General Chris Carr demanding that he not defend his state against Texas’ lawsuit in the Supreme Court.
Texas filed the lawsuit, which has been joined by 17 other red states, asking the high court to nullify election results in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia because Trump lost to President-Elect Joe Biden in all four.
Even the lawsuit itself admits that there’s no evidence of election fraud, but contends that no evidence is somehow evidence that it occurred.
Trump has already desperately called Governor Brian Kemp begging him not to certify the election results and to call a special session of the state legislature to declare him the winner of the race, to no avail because Kemp’s hands are tied by state law. And again, there’s no evidence proving any of Trump’s allegations.
But now Trump has called Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr demanding he stay out of the Texas lawsuit, something he legally cannot do since he is obligated to defend the state.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Trump warned Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr not to rally other Republican officials against a long-shot Texas lawsuit seeking to toss out the state’s election results, according to several people with direct knowledge of the conversation.
The roughly 15-minute phone call late Tuesday came shortly before U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue issued a joint statement saying they “fully support” the improbable lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject election results in Georgia and three other battleground states that Trump lost.
Trump likely called Carr after his office called the Texas lawsuit “constitutionally, legally and factually wrong.”
Trump also apparently spoke in anger with Loeffler and Perdue about Carr.
The two men spoke at the urging of Perdue, who along with Loeffler also received calls from Trump about Carr’s opposition to the lawsuit, according to three Republican officials, two of whom described Trump as “furious” in his call with Loeffler over the attorney general’s stance.
Clearly, the statements released by Loeffler and Perdue were forced by Trump to counter Carr’s opposition to the lawsuit, demonstrating that both incumbent senators are mere puppets beholden to Trump instead of to their constituents in Georgia who rightfully elected Biden as president.
Make no mistake, Carr must defend his state against Texas’ lawsuit. No other state can tell another state how to run their election process. By all rights, the Supreme Court should crush this lawsuit and sanction every state attorney general who has signed onto it. It’s a frivolous exercise that wastes the court’s time and taxpayer dollars. And Trump himself must face some sort of consequences for trying to force a state attorney general to not do their job.
But at least we now know that Loeffler and Perdue are anti-Georgia ahead of the Senate run-off race next month.
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