On Thursday night, Democrat New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf shot out an apparent hastily written tweet giving his two cents on Texas’ recent Supreme Court lawsuit. The suit argues against four states’ elections because the states’ legislatures were not involved in changing election laws and procedures. The states include Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Egolf, the Santa Fe Democrat, claimed that Texas’ Attorney General, Ken Paxton, who filed the suit, was attempting to “install” President Donald Trump as “dictator.” He added, “Every silent Republican elected official is complicit.”
It appears Egolf is in-favor of putting Republicans on lists if they do not comply with his demands. These tactics are reminiscent of New York socialist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s attempt to document President Trump’s supporters and make their lives difficult for having such convictions.
Ironically, Egolf has himself used the power of his gavel in a dictator-like manner by repeatedly chucking New Mexico House rules out the window to ram through radical legislation, such as with sweeping gun bans and sky-high fiscal proposals.
The Texas Supreme Court challenge has 17 states joining in on the suit and over 106 members of the U.S. Congress signing onto an amicus brief in strong support of Texas’ move to secure the integrity of the 2020 Election.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-New York), explained the amicus brief signed by hundreds of members of Congress on Twitter, writing the following:
“The amicus brief that was signed by over 100 House Republican Members today is about protecting our Constitution. The Constitution is clear; Election Officials and State Executives cannot change the people’s presidential election process without the state legislature. approving it. Additionally, it is unconstitutional to refuse to check signatures on mail-in ballots if the state law explicitly states that they must be checked. We are requesting that the Supreme Court carefully review the lawsuit and provide clarity to the American People, who are rightfully concerned about both the unconstitutional overreach from certain state officials and the integrity of the Presidential election.”
The Republican Party of New Mexico has also lent their support for Texas’ lawsuit. “We stand by the Texas lawsuit in an effort to really examine what happened in many states on Election Day,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce. “There are too many instances where Biden votes suddenly appear. There’s even video in one state where poll workers discover crates of votes hidden under tables after the room is emptied. This has to stop, and these kinds of shenanigans must be addressed. All the plaintiffs want is to prove to the Court that what’s happened across the country was wrong, fraudulent and that the election results must be invalidated. We cannot allow dishonest elections to happen in our nation,” he added.