WASHINGTON – In an effort to protect the integrity of our elections, U.S. Rep. John Rose (TN-06) joined U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) and 104 lawmakers today in sending a joint amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the petitioners in the case of Texas v. Pennsylvania, et al.
“My constituents have expressed their grave concern over the integrity of our elections. As the representatives of the citizens in our respective districts, it is our duty to preserve our republic and ensure trust in our electoral process. The American people deserve transparency, accuracy, and fairness in this and every election,” said Rose. “As we point out, the record clearly shows that the Defendant states violated the Constitutional provision that presidential electors be appointed in a manner directed only by the state ‘Legislature[s].’ This amicus brief articulates this concern and requests that the Court carefully consider those facts and determine what it means for the 2020 election. I urge the U.S. Supreme Court to take up this case and do their part to restore American confidence in our election system.”
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin to challenge their 2020 presidential election results. Seventeen other states have filed an amicus brief, including Tennessee, in defense of states’ authority to ensure the integrity of their elections.
The amicus brief Rose signed today argues that the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution due to changes in voting rules and procedures through the courts or executive actions, but not through the state legislatures. It asserts that these states violated this constitutional provision and maintains that it should be the responsibility of state legislatures to appoint their electors.
The full text of the amicus brief may be viewed HERE.
U.S. Rep. John Rose represents Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their son, Guy. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Wilson counties, as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties.