In a clear attempt to pressure Supreme Court justices to tilt the election in his favor, President Donald Trump decided to launch a 3 a.m. Twitter tirade that ended with an attack on the justices, one-third of whom he placed on the bench.
The president was furious about a recent ruling handed down by eight of the now-nine justices. The Court ruled that Pennsylvania and North Carolina can accept absentee ballots after Election Day and Trump was apparently unable to sleep over the decision, so he took to Twitter to send a message to the nation’s top jurists.
“If Sleepy Joe Biden is actually elected President, the 4 Justices (plus1) that helped make such a ridiculous win possible would be relegated to sitting on not only a heavily PACKED COURT, but probably a REVOLVING COURT as well. At least the many new Justices will be Radical Left!”
Trump is making clear not only that he is planning to contest the results of the election all the way to the Supreme Court, but that he fully expects the Court to hand him the win, and legal experts are baffled.
Unlike in some states, there is nothing in the law that allows a presidential candidate to contest the results of an election. But that’s not stopping Trump from planning to take the election to the Court for months.
Take a look at Trump’s tweet and some of the reactions below:
If Sleepy Joe Biden is actually elected President, the 4 Justices (plus1) that helped make such a ridiculous win possible would be relegated to sitting on not only a heavily PACKED COURT, but probably a REVOLVING COURT as well. At least the many new Justices will be Radical Left!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2020
For a US President to attempt to pressure Supreme Court Justices into issuing a ruling handing him the election to avoid potentially unwanted new colleagues on the Court is … mind-blowing.
And yet very on brand for Trump: what’s in it for them, he asks, if I win?
His answer: pic.twitter.com/b7ksvnkirX
— Joshua A. Geltzer (@jgeltzer) October 30, 2020
Genuinely sad for me to read that tweet from him. Sad for our great Country that we have gotten to this point.
— David P. Schroth (@DavidPSchroth) October 30, 2020
1. Why is the president of the USA tweeting at 3am?
2. SCOTUS is now so imbalanced & biased that reforming it will be a good thing.
3. Nine justices making decisions which impact 330 million people is ridiculous.
4. Trump is losing the election.
— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@murray_nyc) October 30, 2020
Up at 3 AM? Is something bothering you? Perhaps it’s the fact that you are soon to be a lame duck.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) October 30, 2020
I prefer A President who DOESN'T TRY to SUPPRESS the VOTES of the American People.
NEVER has a President TRIED SO HARD & in SO MANY WAYS to PREVENT Americans from VOTING
ONLY A "LOSER" would use such DESPERATE Tactics@realDonaldTrump is a "REAL" LOSER & in 4 Days, He's FIRED
— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@the_resistor) October 30, 2020