Jeb Bush Goes After Trump: ‘The Election Is Over’

Written by Martin Walsh

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is going after President Donald Trump and Republicans over the 2020 presidential election.

The failed 2016 presidential candidate took to Twitter to tell Republicans hoping to overturn the election results should give up.

“This is crazy. it will be killed on arrival. Why are smart people advancing this notion? Let it go. The election is over,” he tweeted.

His comments were in reference to a suit filed with the Supreme Court by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging the results in four battleground states.

Paxton had filed suit last Tuesday against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, claiming the four states exploited the pandemic to justify ignoring election laws.

He claimed the states unlawfully enacted last-minute changes, which skewed the results of the general election.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a long-shot lawsuit by Texas and backed by President Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four states, dealing him a likely fatal blow in his quest to undo his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

The decision allows the U.S. Electoral College to press ahead with a meeting on Monday, where it is expected to formally cast its votes and make Biden’s victory official.

In a brief order, the justices said Texas did not have legal standing to bring the case, abruptly ending what Trump had touted this week as his best hope for overturning the election.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett and the two other justices appointed by Trump — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — signed onto the court’s order derailing the Texas suit without comment.

“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” the court’s order said.

Two of the court’s conservatives, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, said they would have allowed Texas to sue but would not have blocked the four states from finalizing their election results.