Diaz-Balart joins brief to overturn election; Rooney, Steube avoid it

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Dec. 11, 2020 by David Silverberg

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25-Fla.) is the only Southwest Florida Republican to join 105 of his colleagues in an amicus brief supporting a Texas lawsuit attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Reps. Francis Rooney (R-19-Fla.) and Greg Steube (R-17-Fla.), a vociferous supporter of President Trump, have not joined the effort.

None of the Southwest Florida congressmen issued statements explaining their positions or actions.

Nine of the signers are from Florida.

Ninety Republican members of the House of Representatives did not sign on to the brief, including the leadership, with the exception of Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-1-La.). Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-2-Ind.), is not on the list due to a clerical error but tweeted that she supports the suit.

The lawsuit argues that election results in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia are “riddled with an unprecedented number of serious allegations of fraud and irregularities” and should be invalidated. There have been no confirmed cases of widespread fraud in any state.

Officials in the four states named in the lawsuit have categorically rejected the claims of fraud or irregularities.

Although the lawsuit is being submitted directly to the Supreme Court, experts give it little chance of succeeding.

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, all 50 states and the District of Columbia certified the results of the election and the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris.

The Republican representatives joining the amicus brief are as follows, in alphabetical order:

  1. Rep. Ralph Abraham, La. 5
  2. Rep. Rick Allen, Ga. 12
  3. Rep. Jim Baird, Ind. 4
  4. Rep. Jim Banks, Ind. 3
  5. Rep. Jack Bergman, Mich. 1
  6. Rep. Andy Biggs, Ariz. 5
  7. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis, Fla. 12
  8. Rep. Dan Bishop, N.C. 9
  9. Rep. Mike Bost, Ill. 12
  10. Rep. Kevin Brady, Tex. 8
  11. Rep. Mo Brooks, Ala. 5
  12. Rep. Ken Buck, Colo. 4
  13. Rep. Ted Budd, N.C. 13
  14. Rep. Tim Burchett, Tenn. 2
  15. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Tex. 26
  16. Rep. Bradley Byrne, Ala. 1
  17. Rep. Ken Calvert, Calif. 42
  18. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Ga. 1
  19. Rep. Ben Cline, Va. 6
  20. Rep. Michael Cloud, Tex. 27
  21. Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Tex 11
  22. Rep. Eric A. “Rick” Crawford, Ark. 1
  23. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Tex. 2
  24. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Fla. 25
  25. Rep. Jeff Duncan, S.C. 3
  26. Rep. Neal Dunn, Fla. 2
  27. Rep. Tom Emmer, Minn. 6
  28. Rep. Ron Estes, Kan. 4
  29. Rep. Drew Ferguson, Ga. 3
  30. Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann, Tenn. 3
  31. Rep. Bill Flores, Tex. 17
  32. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Neb. 1
  33. Rep. Virginia Foxx, N.C. 5
  34. Rep. Russ Fulcher, Idaho 1
  35. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Fla. 1
  36. Rep. Greg Gianforte, Mont. At Large
  37. Rep. Bob Gibbs, Ohio 7
  38. Rep. Louie Gohmert, Tex. 1
  39. Rep. Lance Gooden, Tex. 5
  40. Rep. Sam Graves, Mo. 6
  41. Rep. Mark Green, Tenn. 7
  42. Rep. Michael Guest, Miss. 3
  43. Rep. Andy Harris, Md. 1
  44. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Mo. 4
  45. Rep. Kevin Hern, Okla. 1
  46. Rep. Clay Higgins, La. 3
  47. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, Ind. 9
  48. Rep. Richard Hudson, N.C. 8
  49. Rep. Bill Huizenga, Mich. 2
  50. Rep. Bill Johnson, Ohio 6
  51. Rep. Mike Johnson, La. 4
  52. Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio 4
  53. Rep. John Joyce, Pa. 13
  54. Rep. Frederick B. Keller, Pa. 12
  55. Rep. Mike Kelly, Pa. 16
  56. Rep. Trent Kelly, Miss. 1
  57. Rep. Steve King, Iowa 4
  58. Rep. David Kustoff, Tenn. 8
  59. Rep. Darin LaHood, Ill. 18
  60. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Calif. 1
  61. Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colo. 5
  62. Rep. Robert E. Latta, Ohio 5
  63. Rep. Debbie Lesko, Ariz. 8
  64. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Mo. 3
  65. Rep. Kenny Marchant, Tex. 24
  66. Rep. Roger Marshall, Kan. 1
  67. Rep. Tom McClintock, Calif. 4
  68. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Wash. 5
  69. Rep. Dan Meuser, Pa. 9
  70. Rep. Carol Miller, W.Va. 3
  71. Rep. John Moolenaar, Mich. 4
  72. Rep. Alex Mooney, W.Va. 2
  73. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Okla. 2
  74. Rep. Gregory F. Murphy, N.C. 3
  75. Rep. Dan Newhouse, Wash. 4
  76. Rep. Ralph Norman, S.C. 5
  77. Rep. Gary Palmer, Ala. 6
  78. Rep. Scott Perry, Pa. 10
  79. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, Pa. 14
  80. Rep. Tom Rice, S.C. 7
  81. Rep. John Rose, Tenn. 6
  82. Rep. David Rouzer, N.C. 7
  83. Rep. John Rutherford, Fla. 4
  84. Rep. Steve Scalise, La. 1
  85. Rep. Austin Scott, Ga. 8
  86. Rep. Mike Simpson, Idaho 2
  87. Rep. Adrian Smith, Neb. 3
  88. Rep. Jason T. Smith, Mo. 8
  89. Rep. Ross Spano, Fla. 15
  90. Rep. Elise Stefanik, N.Y. 21
  91. Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pa. 15
  92. Rep. Tom Tiffany, Wis. 7
  93. Rep. William Timmons, S.C. 4
  94. Rep. Ann Wagner, Mo. 2
  95. Rep. Tim Walberg, Mich. 7
  96. Rep. Michael Waltz, Fla. 6
  97. Rep. Randy Weber, Tex. 14
  98. Rep. Daniel Webster, Fla. 11
  99. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Ohio 2
  100. Rep. Bruce Westerman, Ark. 4
  101. Rep. Roger Williams, Tex. 25
  102. Rep. Joe Wilson, S.C. 2
  103. Rep. Rob Wittman, Va. 1
  104. Rep. Ron Wright, Tex. 6
  105. Rep. Ted Yoho, Fla. 3
  106. Rep. Lee Zeldin, N.Y. 1

Liberty lives in light

(c) 2020 by David Silverberg

2 thoughts on “Diaz-Balart joins brief to overturn election; Rooney, Steube avoid it

  1. I guess it shouldn’t, but that Diaz-Balart would sign on to this, baffles me. He’s Cuban! His family came here to find freedom – free elections. And he’s signed on to trying to overturn one. Yikes! These people have no spines at all.

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