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Mon May 17, 2021, 07:43 PM

Fact check: Crenshaw tries to whitewash Republican brief supporting lawsuit that sought to overturn



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Daniel Dale
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Crenshaw claimed the GOP brief just asked the court a question about the constitutionality of states’ acts.

Nope. It called those acts unconstitutional, backed Texas’ overturn lawsuit, asked the court to halt the states’ certification of Biden’s wins:

Fact check: Crenshaw tries to whitewash Republican brief supporting lawsuit that sought to overturn...
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw tried Sunday to downplay his December decision to sign on to a legal brief in support of the Texas lawsuit that sought to get the Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 presiden...
cnn.com
3:25 PM · May 17, 2021


https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/fact-check-crenshaw-republican-amicus-meet-the-press-overturn-election/index.html

Washington (CNN) — Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw tried Sunday to downplay his December decision to sign on to a legal brief in support of the Texas lawsuit that sought to get the Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

The extraordinary and ultimately unsuccessful lawsuit from Texas' Republican attorney general asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the results of the election in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, all of which were won by Joe Biden.

Crenshaw and 125 other House Republicans backed the Texas lawsuit in a submission to the court known as an amicus brief. Crenshaw defended his decision in a Sunday appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" -- telling host Chuck Todd that the amicus brief has been unfairly portrayed by the media.

"You guys in the press painted that as some extreme action, and of course it wasn't," Crenshaw said. "That amicus brief was a simple question of the Supreme Court, in saying, 'Can you please speak to this question of whether, of whether process changes in the election -- last minute, not approved by the legislature -- can be deemed constitutional?' It was a question, and they didn't want to answer that question."

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