Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell rose to national infamy in the aftermath of the 2020 election as one of the foremost amplifiers of the former President Donald Trump's lie that Democrats "stole" the election through widespread voter fraud.
After the Trump campaign's legal team nixed all association with Powell following a bizarre joint press conference, Powell continued to hold rallies and file frivolous lawsuits with conspiracy theorist Lin Wood in hopes of overturning electoral votes in swing states Trump lost.
Powell's claims centered around election software company Dominion Voting Systems, falsely claiming the company emerged out of an effort to rig votes for the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Dominion has since responded with a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Powell.
Weeks after requesting dismissal because "no reasonable person" should have taken her claims seriously, Powell has now cited beloved Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear in her latest legal filing.
Sidney Powell and her legal team filed their oppo to WI Gov. Tony Evers' motion for sanctions in one of her electio… https://t.co/hRvESRnSh1— Zoe Tillman (@Zoe Tillman) 1617976332.0
"Defendant would have this Court make new law, create an exception for baseless and untimely motion, which—with no precedent in the case law or any rule—could extend the time for filing a sanctions motion 'to infinity and beyond' to harass a plaintiff in what amounts to nothing more than political grandstanding."
Below the paragraph is a footnote, citing "Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (Pixar 1995)."
Twitter was quick to mock the laughable excerpt.
Calling Powell and groupees as a "Legal Team" is stretching it. https://t.co/5q0WwQa9gu— Lady Lura, Ph.D. (@Lady Lura, Ph.D.) 1617992110.0
When you're writing a pleading in English, which has more words than any other language and great minds like Shakes… https://t.co/hhXwYKysVw— 🏴☠️Heidi Hafeken🏴☠️ (@🏴☠️Heidi Hafeken🏴☠️) 1617989971.0
Toy Story to the defense? How fitting. 🤣 https://t.co/Chcix2fh2G— American Spirit (@American Spirit) 1617989781.0
If you judge Sidney Powell based on lawyering junk, I'll admit she's kinda terrible. But quoting Pixar movies in a… https://t.co/JDPcHRpSyn— Bobcat of Democracy (@Bobcat of Democracy) 1617989276.0
IDIOCRACY 🤨 https://t.co/stGB5ROjMA— The Citizen Pundit (@The Citizen Pundit) 1617977549.0
People soon responded with GIFs imagining Buzz Lightyear's reaction.
@ZoeTillman https://t.co/eXqXPf4pNm— Outspoken (@Outspoken) 1617976424.0
@ZoeTillman I've been meaning to use this https://t.co/1QiyLQSg3a— TheTruthWillPrevail (@TheTruthWillPrevail) 1617980507.0
@ZoeTillman https://t.co/wMyDiGjz8f— @🏠😷 President Biden #BlackLivesMatter 🌊 (@@🏠😷 President Biden #BlackLivesMatter 🌊) 1617978836.0
Lightyear couldn't be reached for comment.