After Supreme Court loss, a speechless Republican Party.


An afternoon after President Trump’s stinging defeat within the Supreme Court, Republicans across the nation looked to be having hassle discovering the appropriate phrases.

The bellicose statements from some quarters that had characterised the postelection length — claims of switched and lacking votes, a “rigged” election or even threats of secession from Texas Republicans after the ruling on Friday — had given option to one thing comparable to muted resignation and an acceptance of the inevitable.

Many have been utterly silent, even within the face of a tweet from Mr. Trump himself through which he vowed, “WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!!”

Of 17 Republican attorneys general who had recommended the case, filed via Texas’ lawyer common, Ken Paxton, none agreed to be interviewed via The New York Times. Mr. Paxton, who had issued a observation calling the verdict “unfortunate,” didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Other lawyers common who issued statements most commonly appeared to recognize that each one felony avenues were exhausted in efforts to overturn the election effects.

On Capitol Hill, the reaction was once in particular muted some of the 126 House Republicans who signed onto an extraordinary amicus brief backing the swimsuit. Aides to Representatives Kevin McCarthy of California and Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the birthday celebration’s most sensible leaders within the House, had no remark. And questions and requests for feedback despatched to the workplace of greater than two dozen most sensible congressional Republicans on Saturday have been both declined or not noted.

Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who assembled the House’s buddy of the courtroom transient, simply posted a quote on Twitter from John Quincy Adams, implying he had performed what he may just: “Duty is ours, effects are God’s.”

Just one lawmaker who signed on, Representative Bruce Westerman of Arkansas, gave the impression newly in a position to just accept the president’s street had run out.

In a statement, he known as the Texas swimsuit “the most efficient and most probably ultimate alternative” to get the Supreme Court to rule at the election, and stated the courtroom’s resolution “closed the books at the demanding situations to the 2020 election effects.”