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Louie Gohmert’s Career In Jeopardy After Trump Election Shenanigans

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) obtained his law license back in 1977 after graduating from Baylor Law School. Now, his license is at risk of being revoked after breaking ethics protocols with his attempt to overturn the election results in favor of Donald Trump.

“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,” The Dallas Morning News reported Monday. “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.”

“They and other plaintiffs and lawyers involved in the suit invoked the 12th Amendment: ‘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.’ Lawyers Defending American Democracy said the amendment doesn’t allow a vice president to pick which electoral votes to count for a given state,” the newspaper reported. “They and other plaintiffs and lawyers involved in the suit invoked the 12th Amendment: ‘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.’ Lawyers Defending American Democracy said the amendment doesn’t allow a vice president to pick which electoral votes to count for a given state.”

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle, who was appointed by Trump himself, threw out the lawsuit on Friday. The ruling was upheld by a federal appeals court on Saturday.

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