Trump calls on Supreme Court to ‘have the courage’ to overturn Biden’s election victory
President Trump brought his futile bid to subvert the 2020 election to a new low Tuesday, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court and legislatures in a handful of battleground states to “have the courage” to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Speaking at a White House event that was supposed to focus on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Trump falsely insisted he won the Nov. 3 election and claimed Biden was only crowned the victor because of “terrible” voter fraud.
“Let’s see whether or not somebody has the courage — whether it’s legislatures or a justice of the Supreme Court or a number of justices of the Supreme Court — let’s see if they have the courage to do what everybody in this country knows is right,” Trump said. “If somebody has the courage, I know who the next administration will be.”
Trump has privately pressured governors and legislators in Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania to undo Biden’s wins and his campaign is actively seeking to get election challenges before the U.S. Supreme Court, but Tuesday’s remarks ranked among his most direct public calls for intervention.