"Constitution Expert Rick Green, President Trump still has Multiple Paths to Victory" at Jan. 6 Congress Session
LifeSiteNews reported "Constitution expert Rick Green, President Trump still has multiple paths to victory in an election marred by unprecedented unconstitutional action by election officials":
Vice President Mike Pence has the authority to reject electors from contested states, Green said. Pence will preside over the joint session, fulfilling his role outlined in the Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which requires that the Vice President “open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted.”
“He’s the President of the Senate and he can do his duty under the constitution … he can follow historical precedent, he can follow the language of the Constitution,” Green explained. “Jefferson, Nixon, Gore, all three of them acted unilaterally over the objections of House members and Senate members, so Mike Pence could do the same thing.”
Green noted that then-Vice President Richard Nixon “refused to hear the objections” that resulted from the 1960 presidential race that Nixon conceded. He “accepted Democratic electors rather than Republican electors unilaterally,” Green said.
“If [Pence] does what he can do under the Constitution,” and dismisses electors, “yes, there’ll be wailing and gnashing of teeth, but [Democratic members of Congress] would have to then go to the Supreme Court and ask for some sort of ruling.”
The procedure of tomorrow’s session is governed both by the Constitution and the Electoral Count Act of 1887. The law, which Green called “the worst written statute in history,” purports to grant powers to either chamber of Congress against those laid out in the Twelfth Amendment. Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) sued in December to clarify the law, although his case was dismissed last weekend due to a technicality.
While a lawyer representing Pence had sought the rejection of Gohmert’s suit, Green cautioned, “I don’t know that we can really deduce from that what Mike Pence is going to do.”
Green also noted that the vice president has constitutional authority to “set up the rules” for the joint session. “He could actually say, ‘Listen, there’s going to be debate on this. I’m the presiding officer.’”
“I can’t imagine the Democrats in the House going along with that, but Mike Pence could require that. He could stop everything right from the beginning on January 6 and say, ‘Okay, we’re going to have a hearing right now, in session, and allow people to start presenting evidence,’” Green said.
Trump legal advisor Jenna Ellis detailed a similar strategy yesterday, saying that the Vice President could defer the certification of the election and send requests to state legislatures to review their states’ electors.
“That’s not setting up any sort of bad precedent,” she said. “That’s actually returning the authority to the constitutionally vested entity and just simply directing that question” to “these very timid, to put it lightly, state legislators that haven’t been willing to act,” Ellis added. Some state lawmakers have endorsed the idea already.
“The states that are in question could still meet and name their slate of electors and should do that. They could literally do that tomorrow,” Green stressed.
State lawmakers “have plenary power granted through the Constitution — granted to them, not to the governor. They can come together and they can name that slate of electors, remove all uncertainty,” he continued.
“It would be clearly constitutional and then we wouldn’t have this chaos and the uncertainty going forward,” Green stated, pointing to three Supreme Court cases, including Bush v. Gore, that have affirmed states’ prerogative.
Regardless of which electors Pence chooses to accept, Green emphasized that there are other avenues to adjudicate the election after tomorrow. “There’s definitely time, regardless of what would happen on January 6. I think the Supreme Court can still step in.” Several cases releated to the 2020 election are still in the Supreme Court’s docket...
... “Everyone needs to call their senator and their congressman,” he said, even Democratic lawmakers: “They need to know you’re watching.”
Republican lawmakers must be reminded, “[t]hat if you don’t object, if you don’t stand against this lawlessness, then we know that you support that lawlessness and there’s no way we’ll support you for any office in the future, and we’re coming after you in the Republican primary next year.”
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The publisher of the Catholic Monitor has made a pledge to wear the Brown Scapular and say the
Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary everyday for a Rosary Lepanto-like
victory for President Trump. He asks all CM readers to make this pledge.
"THE HOLY ROSARY, MOST POWERFUL WEAPON AGAINST THE ENEMY OF GOD AND MAN... Saint Pius V ordered the faithful to recite the Rosary to impetrate victory from God in the epic battle of the Christian Armada against the Turk in the waters of Lepanto: still today, at noon each day, the bells ring in our cities to recall [the victory of] October 7, 1571... Let us pray for the United States of America; let us pray for our President; let us pray for his victory, that the Lord God of Hosts – Dominus Deus Sabaoth –will grant that he may know how to place himself under God’s protection." - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
Note: Please put President Trump, Steve Bannon, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, all the Republican state and national legislators as well as Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Justice Neil Gorsuch in the following Prayer of Command against "satanic forces":
Prayer of Command of Exorcist Fr. Chad Ripperger:
"This month’s battle for the republic is tremendous and earth-shaking. The only comparable moments in our history are those moments before the American Civil War and those days leading up to George Washington’s battles against the British." [https://abyssum.org/2020/12/03/this-months-battle-for-the-republic-is-tremendous-and-earth-shaking-the-only-comparable-moments-in-our-history-are-those-moments-before-the-american-civil-war-and-those-days-leading-up-to-ge/]
Bishop Gracida was a courageous WWII airman, monk, friend of Pope John Paul II and the “Savior of EWTN”
as Raymond Arroyo called him in his book who at 96 looks like his is in
his 70’s, is mentally sharper than most men 40 years younger than him
and looks by a large margin younger than Pope Benedict XVI or Francis.
Gracida is declaring that America is in a battle between good and evil.
Pray an Our Father now for the grace to know God's Will and to do it.
Pray an Our Father now for President Donald Trump, the legal teams including Sidney Powell and justice in the United States of America.