Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that yesterday, the Supreme Court sent a firm message to President Donald Trump: Accept defeat and the incoming Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration.
The Court declined to hear a case challenging the election results in Pennsylvania.
Shapiro made his comments on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with host Wolf Blitzer.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the Supreme Court’s decision to deny the Republicans’ request to block certification of election results in Pennsylvania “was expected.”
“It sends a crystal-clear message,” Shapiro said. “It is time for us to move on.” pic.twitter.com/VgIZLjTqoo
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 9, 2020
PA AG Shapiro: ‘This Election Has Been Over For Weeks’
Blitzer asked Shapiro, “As you heard, the Supreme Court denied the Republican efforts to block the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results. What’s your reaction to this important decision?”
Shapiro responded, “It was expected. This election has been over for weeks, and the important thing to people here is that their voices were heard. It was a secure election.”
“I would say while this is breaking news, this is particularly a momentous day,” Shapiro added.
“We have known the results of the election since early November, we’ve known there was no fraud, we’ve know that no legal mechanism for interference, so how do the results change.”
The Pennsylvania Attorney General then addressed the lawsuit.
“This is one of dozens of lawsuits that we’ve won because the suit that had been filed had no merit,” Shapiro said.
SCOTUS rejected a request made by U.S. congressman Mike Kelly, a Trump ally, and other Pennsylvania Republicans who filed a lawsuit after the Nov. 3 election arguing that Pennsylvania’s 2019 expansion of mail-in voting was illegal under state law. https://t.co/VWaEEBPD1y pic.twitter.com/sXSgSdlGxN
— Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) December 8, 2020
Shapiro Calls Trump’s Legal Efforts ‘Sad’
He then called Team Trump’s efforts “sad.”
“Wolf, I’ll just say this, it is sad, really,” Shapiro said. “These suits are being filed in court, in a court of law, but really they are for an audience of one, and that is the Republican President of the United States, and some Republicans are just too afraid to stand up to him.”
Blitzer said, “They’re being thrown out of all sorts of courts, local courts, state courts, now the U.S. Supreme Court. There was one sentence, attorney general, one-sentence order by the U.S. Supreme Court. What sort of message does that send about how the Supreme Court views these efforts?”
BREAKING: SCOTUS has rejected Rep. Kelly's attempt to throw out the votes of 2.5 million Pennsylvanians.
This is the case Senator Cruz promised Trump he would personally argue. I guess we'll just have to imagine how that would have gone.
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) December 8, 2020
‘The President Saying He Won Doesn’t Make It So’
Shapiro replied, “It sends a crystal clear message, and it is time for us to move on. It is time for us to stop stirring the pot, stop trying to create confusion, to stop wasting resources, and to move on with a transition in this country.”
Shapiro then emphasized that he believed Trump is grasping at straws.
“Nothing that the president says, no matter how many phone calls he makes, will stop those electors from meeting on Monday and issuing 20 votes for Joe Biden,” Shapiro insisted.
“The president saying he won doesn’t make it so,” Shapiro emphasized.
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