Gohmert talks of violence in streets after his lawsuit is dismissed

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertNIH director: Mask politicalization may have cost 'tens of thousands' of lives in US Democrats should make the 'Bee-Gees' the face of the Republican Party GOP lawmakers call for Pelosi to be fined over new screenings MORE (R-Texas) reacted to the dismissal of his lawsuit against Vice President Pence on Saturday, telling Newsmax that a court's refusal to force Pence to overturn the presidential election results essentially served as a call to Americans to incite violence in the streets.

"The bottom line is the court is saying, 'We're not going to touch this. You have no remedy,'" Gohmert told Newsmax.

"Essentially, the ruling would be 'You have to go to the streets and be as violent as antifa, BLM,'" he added.


Gohmert was referring to protests that at times became violent over the summer as anti-fascist protesters and Black Lives Matter demonstrators took to the streets following the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd during encounters with law enforcement personnel.  

Gohmert blasted the court and others for not hearing evidence that he and other allies of President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE have claimed will prove that widespread voter fraud occurred during the 2020 election. Dozens of court cases across several key battleground states brought by the Trump campaign have been tossed, citing no proof of widespread election fraud.

Top federal officials such as ex-Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBiden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case Justice Department renews investigation into George Floyd's death: report Putting antifa and Black Lives Matter on notice MORE and former cybersecurity chief Christopher Krebs have also vouched for the election's security.


Gohmert's lawsuit, joined by other House Republicans, served as a long-shot attempt at carrying out the president's wishes to overturn the November election results, which his legal advisers have sought to do for weeks while alleging fraud in key battleground states such as Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. 

A federal appeals court on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit by Gohmert and other Republicans that sought to expand Pence's legal authority to effectively overturn President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE’s electoral win.

The congressman's remarks come ahead of a Jan. 6 rally planned for the streets of Washington, D.C., a last-ditch effort by supporters of Trump to show opposition to Congress's certification of the Electoral College vote, set to take place the same day.

Fears of a scene similar to the 2017 carnage in Charlottesville, Va., have led some D.C. businesses, including one hotel frequented by the far-right "Proud Boys" organization, to close for the day of the rally.