Texas Judge Throws Out Gohmert’s Lawsuit Against Pence

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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A federal Texas judge appointed by President Donald Trump threw out Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert’s lawsuit Friday against Vice President Mike Pence.

The Texas judge, Jeremy Kernodle, dismissed the lawsuit against Pence, saying the case was “dismissed without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.” Gohmert’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller when asked about Kernodle’s ruling.


Gohmert Court Filing by Henry Rodgers

Gohmert and a group of other GOP figures filed a brief Friday in a Texas court against Pence, who will oversee the upcoming Jan. 6 meeting of Congress to count states’ electoral votes and finalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump.

In the brief, Gohmert claims there are 140 members of Congress who will object during the Jan. 6 meeting of Congress. (RELATED: Gohmert Says Over 140 Members Of Congress Will Object To Biden’s Electors On January 6)

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and members of the House Freedom Caucus conduct a news conference to call on Attorney General William Barr to release findings of an investigation into allegations of 2020 election fraud, outside the Capitol on Thursday, December 3, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley became the first Senator to say he will object during Congress’s counting of the Electoral College vote Jan. 6, in a statement released Wednesday. (RELATED: Sen. Josh Hawley To Object Electoral College Certification Process On January 6)

Republican Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks and a group of House Republicans said they will try to overturn the results of the presidential election on Jan. 6 by objecting, with Hawley’s support there will now likely be a vote on the issue, The Hill reported(RELATED: Rep. Louie Gohmert, Group Of Republicans Sue Pence In Last-Ditch Effort To Overturn Presidential Election)

Gohmert and the group filed the lawsuit against Pence in his capacity as vice president in a federal Texas court Sunday. The lawsuit reportedly asks for the judge to overturn Trump’s losses in battleground states.

Along with Gohmert and Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, Students for Trump COO Tyler Bowyer, Arizona Republican Party Executive Director Greg Safsten and Maricopa County Republicans Second Vice Chair Nancy Cottle are asking federal Judge Jeremy Kernodle to let Pence declare who the electors are on Jan. 6, according to The Daily Beast.

Gohmert had asked for a ruling by Jan. 4 in order to have time for appeals.