“We have to acknowledge that the court system has been deeply intimidated by the left, just as the lawyers have been intimidated,” former Wisconsin judge James Troupis told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last week, reported The Epoch Times.
The committee was conducting a hearing that explored voting “irregularities” from the 2020 general election. During the hearing, witnesses testified about a litany of alleged instances of election fraud occurring in multiple contested states.
Troupis, who is now representing the Trump campaign in Wisconsin, explained why he decided to represent the campaign in their effort to challenge election results when many lawyers refused. He said that he believes many prominent law firms did not want to participate in the election lawsuits due to a fear of retaliation by the left.
“One of the reasons I was called because virtually every major law firm in this country and in this city refused to represent the president. Not because of the lack of merit in his claims—we’ve certainly demonstrated that there’s merit—but because of the cancel culture,” Troupis said.
“Because of the environment that has been created by the left that has intimidated lawyers so that they can’t be here. They’re not here, from the giant law firms, precisely because they were ordered by their management committees and others that, ‘You cannot take those cases. The reasons you cannot take those cases is because our clients, or the Democrat party, or the incoming administration will remember that and they will hold it against you.’”
He added, “As a former judge, I was so incensed by that.
One of the lawyers, Linda Kern, who has since withdrawn from a Pennsylvania case, had to be placed under official protection after receiving “threats of harm.” Kern revealed in November that she had “been subjected to continuous harassment in the form of abusive emails, phone calls, physical and economic threats, and even accusations of treason—all for representing the President of the United States’ campaign in this litigation.”
Similarly, Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis said she’s received “hundreds” of threats, including anonymous phone calls, since taking up election cases.
Comment by Andrew L. Urban:
Adding fuel to this fire is a sense of unease (among Republicans) that the Supreme Court is also concerned about the potential for violent reactions (like riots) to any decision favouring President Trump’s claims of serious and belligerent ballot manipulation in the election. The Supreme Court officially denied a claim by a whistleblower that he heard Chief Justice Roberts screaming behind closed doors, ‘Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?’” The case to which he was said to be referring (declined by the Supreme Court) was the matter brought by Texas and four other states, challenging the way Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin had unconstitutionally changed election laws, treated voters unequally and triggered significant voting irregularities by relaxing ballot integrity measures.
Intimidation of their opponents by the left (a malignant growth on the liberal movement) has been a permanent fixture of the American political landscape for years. That’s why Troupis’ observation rings true. And that’s why rumours such as the one about Justice Roberts screaming a warning, easily find open ears.
Coinciding with the election upheaval, Dennis Prager, founder of Prager University and conservative talk show host, appeared as a keynote speaker on Monday night during an event hosted by Turning Point USA at Penn State via Zoom.
Amongst other topics, Prager gave his opinion on the distinction between leftism and liberalism. While liberals “love America,” Prager said leftists “hate America,” “don’t value truth” as liberals do and “want to control” conservatives. While he argued that the leftists’ “trinity” was race, gender and class, he said there were three principles of America: Liberty, E Pluribus unum and “in God we trust.”
Prager’s observation about leftism v liberalism has been well demonstrated by the growing gulf between these two manifestations in the House of Representatives, where a ‘squad’ of leftists have strong-armed their liberal colleagues and encouraged an aggressive, activist and often violent manifestation among their followers.
That’s been the main source of intimidation, in tandem with the cancel culture which has been fomented in most areas of society – by the left. Leftist YouTube provided an instant example, removing the opening statement made by lawyer Jesse R. Binnall at the very same hearing where Troupis was presenting his testimony.
Wrote Binnall in a tweet: “YouTube has decided that my opening statement in the U.S. [Senate], given under oath and based upon hard evidence, is too dangerous for you to see; they removed it. To this day, our evidence has never been refuted, only ignored.”