Outgoing President Donald Trump persists in his furious denial of the reality that President-elect Joe Biden defeated him in the 2020 election.
With the President's lie-ridden tweets constantly the subject of Twitter fact checks and his legal team repeatedly losing in court, some of Trump's allies are looking to assist in the effort to undermine faith in the United States' democratic process and overturn the election's results.
Trump-loyal Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton did just that when he sued the swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia on behalf of the Lone Star State.
Because the suit is between states across a number of regions, it's been filed directly with the Supreme Court.
Some of those who support Trump's efforts are confident the Texas lawsuit will be the one that somehow secures Trump another four years in office, but expert after expert has said it's unlikely that the Supreme Court will even grant the case standing.
Attorney General Dana Nessel, whose state of Michigan is one of the defendants in the suit, had some choice words for Paxton during an interview on MSNBC.
“You know who voted for you in Michigan, General Paxton? No one. Literally no one. So, stay in your lane, and stick to trying to disenfranchise voters in your own state. Don't come to mine," says Michigan AG @dananessel discussing pro-Trump election lawsuit. pic.twitter.com/og5r8SEiKT
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) December 10, 2020
A visibly irritated Nessel told Paxton:
"It is so incredibly outrageous, and I will say this directly to General Paxton, if he's watching. You know who voted for you in Michigan, General Paxton? No one. Literally no one. So, stay in your lane, and stick to trying to disenfranchise voters in your own state. Don't come to mine."
She later shared the video on Twitter, adding that 2020 needs to be over soon.
2020 better end soon. I'm virtually all out of righteous indignation. https://t.co/Zi9XS1MR5J
— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) December 10, 2020
In a time when many officials are treading lightly regarding the effort to subvert the vote, Nessel's unequivocal rebuke was much appreciated.
She is fantastic. She and Jocelyn Benson are a formidable duo.
The honorable AGs who don't believe this case has merit need to band together and write an amicus on the other side.
— Chris Kennedy (@Chris_Kennedy2) December 10, 2020
Thank you for fearlessly standing up for Democracy!
— Cmango122 (@Cmango1221) December 10, 2020
What she said at the end had me 😂😂😂
— Vella (@mzvxb) December 10, 2020
Dana Nessel pulls no punches and I'm here for it.
— csd (@csd) December 10, 2020
They also skewered Paxton and the 17 attorneys general from other states who've filed motions of support in the Texas case.
Unlike Michigan AG, the Texas AG hates the rule of law and should be sanctioned and disbarred--assuming he is a member.
— John Muench (@John_Muench) December 10, 2020
Paxton is trying to earn his pardon from Trump! He has to show loyalty to the Trumpster for it to happen! He is under investigation and has been indicted! Why else would he grovel so?
— Edwal07 (@edwal07) December 10, 2020
I am hereby bringing a lawsuit against the law schools for granting law degrees to the 17 AGs bc I don't agree with the outcome of such law degrees.
— Hemansu Mangal (@Hemansu) December 10, 2020
The suit is not expected to change the outcome of the election.