President Trump has asked Senator Ted Cruz (R – TX) to argue the Texas election lawsuit in front of the Supreme Court.
According to The Daily Wire:
President Donald Trump has asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to argue Texas’ election lawsuit in front of the United States Supreme Court if the nation’s highest court decides to take up the case.
The lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, seeks to invalidate the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin because, as Paxton alleges, those states exploited “the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.”
Trump asked Cruz “if he would be willing to make oral arguments in the case should it reach the Supreme Court,” and Cruz agreed to do so, The New York Times reports. “Before he joined the Senate in 2013, Mr. Cruz argued before the Supreme Court nine times, representing Texas in most of those cases in his role as the state’s solicitor general.”
The news comes as more states now back Texas’ lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The latest state to back the lawsuit was Arizona on Wednesday night, which brings the total to 18 states. The other 17 states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Missouri.
It is still unclear if the Supreme Court will agree to hear the case.