//Georgia’s Three Stooges Remain Firmly in Trump Corner as Federal Courts Eviscerate His Citizenship Case//
IndieDems continues its series making sure Georgia’s three Donald Trump stooges—Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Representative Barry Loudermilk—are closely linked to the words and deeds of the President they so admire. IndieDems provides their response, based on their track record of three years of unstinting support for Trump—and their desire to re-elect him.
The Supreme Court ruled last month that “Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied when he said the Justice Department had initiated the process (of including a citizenship question in the 2010 census) to enforce the Voting Rights Act.” (It was) “a blatant misrepresentation.”
Isakson Perdue Loudermilk
The three stooges: What poppycock. William Barr sends his Justice Department mouthpieces to tell a little fib about why we want the citizenship thing, and the Justices throw the case out of court? Our President has spent two and one-half years making America great again by telling over 10,000 lies, and the Justices make a big deal out of this? Heads should roll!
Justice Department lawyers went back to federal court in Maryland to state the Administration was still looking for ways to include the citizenship question. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel was having none of it.
- Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe observes, “The district court’s refusal to go along with the antics of the Justice Department’s legal team has been a reassuring reminder that this dictator-admiring president has not yet succeeded in breaking the judicial guardrails completely.”
- Tribe argues that Trump “has left little doubt about his willingness to do so if he senses at any given moment that it would serve his theatrical or political interests — interests that he seems incapable of distinguishing.”
- Ian Bassin, executive director of the nonpartisan nonprofit Protect Democracy, said: “There’s a term for trying to create a structural political advantage for ‘Republicans and non-Hispanic whites,’ and that term is ‘white power.’ And we now know that’s been the purpose all along for adding a citizenship question to the census.”
The three stooges: So the citizenship question would deal a heavy blow against minorities gaining more power, influence, and federal largesse. What a fine companion to the decade-old campaign we Republicans have waged to to find ways of suppressing the minority vote. This is exactly why we Republican conservative Christian white males elected this serial liar and adulterer as President and want to keep him there four more years!
Not surprisingly, Trump and his Republican minions for whom it is no big deal to lie to the Supreme Court, and who are obsessed with limiting the political influence of minorities and suppressing the minority vote, were not going to give up.
- “The sharply worded order, by United States District Judge Jesse M. Furman, may further hobble an already struggling battle by the administration to save the citizenship question…”
- “Judge Furman barred the old lawyers from leaving until they met a legal requirement to satisfactorily explain their departure and show that it would not impede the case. “Defendants provide no reasons, let alone ‘satisfactory reasons,’ for the substitution of counsel,” he wrote.”
- “Multiple people familiar with the case have said that the lawyers resigned from the lawsuit out of ethical concerns and a belief that the suit was unwinnable.”
The three stooges: We want to assure the people of Georgia that we stand solidly behind our lying, racist, xenophobic President and his lackey Attorney General as they wage this noble fight against those disreputable federal judges!