January 1st – Several Republican lawmakers in the United States recently sued Pence to overthrow Biden’s victory.
Pence submitted a document to the U.S. Department of Justice on December 31, 2020, local time, requesting the dismissal of the previous lawsuit against him by Republican lawmakers.
According to USA Today, a lawyer representing Pence said in the document that the lawsuit should be addressed to the United States Congress. “This lawsuit is not the appropriate way to solve the problem, because the plaintiffs are suing the wrong defendant.
The Senate and the House of Representatives are the ones who have enough legitimate interests to potentially adversely affect the plaintiffs, and Pence asked for “refusal of the plaintiff’s urgent motion”.
The judge previously approved an expedited application for the Republican lawmakers’ lawsuit, requiring Pence to submit a response to the lawsuit by 5 p.m. on December 31, 2020.
Jeremy Kernodle, a judge of the United States District Court in charge of the case, has not scheduled a hearing in the case at present.
On December 27, 2020, Rep. Louise Gohmert of Texas and several other Republicans sued Pence for ignoring electoral college votes in several key states when Congress confirmed the election results next week.
At the upcoming joint meeting of the Congressional Senate and the House of Representatives on January 6, Pence counted and confirmed the results of the electoral college votes of each state in the United States, thus formally determining Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.