Donald Trump criticized the US Supreme Court after it turned down a legal challenge meant to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“The Supreme Court really let us down,” he said in a tweet. “No Wisdom, No Courage!”
The lawsuit, which was brought by the Texas attorney general and joined by other Republican-led states, aimed to overturn election results in four states, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
The court said that Texas lacked the standing to bring the case.
Trump condemned the decision, noting the many “wonderful” states and Republican officials who supported the case.
“But, within a flash, it is thrown out and gone, without even looking at the many reasons it was brought,” he said. “A Rigged Election, fight on!”
Prior to the decision, the president had highlighted the importance of the case. He had also said in the past that the election would be decided at the Supreme Court.
The court, which currently has a conservative majority, includes three judges appointed by Trump himself, Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. The legal challenge was the latest attempt by Trump and his allies to subvert the election and was denounced by many as a legally uncertain attempt to have judges intervene in the democratic process.
The loss adds to a string of defeats by the Trump campaign and other Republican officials who have challenged the election results in court, largely to no avail.
Joe Biden praised the Supreme Court’s decision, saying in a statement the court “decisively and speedily rejected the latest of Donald Trump and his allies’ attacks on the democratic process.”