US President Donald Trump has blasted America's highest judicial body, saying the Supreme Court lacked the "wisdom" and "courage" it required to make sound judgement on the disputed presidential election.
“It’s a “legal disgrace, an embarrassment to the USA!!!” he angrily tweeted in the late hours of Friday night, adding, that the Supreme Court had “really let us down,” and has “no wisdom, no courage!”
Trump's tweets came shortly after the highest legal court in the country rejected the Texas-led bid by Republicans politicians overturn the election results.
"The Supreme Court had ZERO interest in the merits of the greatest voter fraud ever perpetrated on the United States of America. All they were interested in is “standing”, which makes it very difficult for the President to present a case on the merits. 75,000,000 votes!" he tweeted.
The Supreme Court had ZERO interest in the merits of the greatest voter fraud ever perpetrated on the United States of America. All they were interested in is “standing”, which makes it very difficult for the President to present a case on the merits. 75,000,000 votes!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
The US Supreme Court threw out the Texas-led bid to nullify election results in four battleground states to overturn the Democratic candidate Joe Biden's projected election win.
In a separate tweet, Trump complained that the Supreme Court had "screwed" him.
However, he urged his supporters to continue to "fight on” against what he has claimed to be a "rigged election".
Trump supporters gather in DC to support president
Trump refuses to accept the election result, citing claims of fraud in the disputed vote.
Supporters of Trump are backing his claims by staging protest rallies in various cities.
Trump supporters protest rallies are meant as a show of force on behalf of his camp.
A pro-Trump protest drew thousands of people in front of Supreme Court building, in Washington on Saturday.
Organizers Stop The Steal, which is linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups urged supporters to turn out to “Jericho Marches” and prayer rallies.
The demonstrations are planned at Washington’s National Mall and in the capitals of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona, where Trump’s campaign has questioned vote counts.
Trump touted the demonstrations in a tweet, saying "thousands" were gathering in DC to march in support of his efforts to overturn Biden's victory. He also indicated he planned to see supporters.
"Wow! Thousands of people forming in Washington (D.C.) for Stop the Steal. Didn’t know about this, but I’ll be seeing them! #MAGA," Trump tweeted.
Wow! Thousands of people forming in Washington (D.C.) for Stop the Steal. Didn’t know about this, but I’ll be seeing them! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, addressed an event outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
"We're in a spiritual battle for the heart and soul of this country," Flynn told those gathered. "We will win."
On Saturday, Trump continued to target the Supreme Court, claiming the rejection of the Texas-led bid was a "disgraceful" injustice.
In response to Fox News's Sean Hannity, Trump wrote, "This is a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice. The people of the United States were cheated, and our Country disgraced. Never even given our day in Court!."
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court's rejection of the Texas-led bid is widely seen by legal experts as dealing a final blow to the Trump campaign's failed attempt to overturn election results.
The Electoral College is set to formally vote on election results on December 14
On Monday, the Electoral College will cast its ballots reflecting what media describe as the voters’ choice of President-elect Biden.
Biden is expected to win 306 electoral votes against Trump's 232 .
In the meantime, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement after the US Supreme Court rejected the Texas-led bid, targeting Republican lawmakers who colluded with Trump.
“The Court has rightly dismissed out of hand the extreme, unlawful and undemocratic GOP lawsuit to overturn the will of millions of American voters," she stated.
Pelosi shamed the lawmakers to stop going along with the Trump campaign's scheme to overturn the elections results.
“The 126 Republican Members that signed onto this lawsuit brought dishonor to the House. Instead of upholding their oath to support and defend the Constitution, they chose to subvert the Constitution and undermine public trust in our sacred democratic institutions," she said.
“The pandemic is raging, with nearly 300,000 having died and tens of millions having lost jobs. Strong, unified action is needed to crush the virus, and Republicans must once and for all end their election subversion – immediately,” the Speaker warned.