But that’s basically the argument in the latest Hail Mary! move to overturn Biden’s victory.
No, wait, that’s not fair. A Hail Mary! play is a long-shot; this case has zero shots. The courts on Htrae, the Bizarro planet, would find it too stupid to consider. The thesis is that as Congress and Biden are “usurpers” given power by an illegal election, there is no legitimate government, just as Gondor had no king. Therefore the courts must step in and appoint stewards: “During the course of the epic trilogy, the rightful King of Gondor had abandoned the throne. Since only the rightful king could sit on the throne of Gondor, a steward was appointed to manage Gondor until the return of the King, known as ‘Aragorn,’ occurred at the end of the story. This analogy is applicable since there is now in Washington, D.C., a group of individuals calling themselves the President, Vice President, and Congress who have no rightful claim to govern the American People. Accordingly, as set forth in the Proposed Temporary Restraining Order, as a remedy the Court should appoint a group of special masters (the ‘Stewards’) to provide a check the power of the illegitimate President until this Constitutional Crisis can be resolved through a peaceful legal process of a Preliminary Injunction Hearing and a jury trial on the merits.”
No, this is not from The Onion. Paul Davis, one of the seditionists who attacked the Capitol this month, has made this argument in an amended motion to an earlier lawsuit. The amended motion argues that if the government stands, the plaintiffs will suffer from cancel culture and a bad economy (because we all know Democrats will ruin it, amiright?) so they need immediate redress. Until stewards are appointed to Stop the Steal, the current government must be banned from taking any actions contradictory to Trump policy. It’s 1776 all over again, which side are you on, judges? According to Law and Crime, the lawsuit this amended motion relates to would have the stewards chosen from Trump’s cabinet. Oh, and it also shields Davis from being sued or arrested over his peaceful protesting because freedom!
Attorney Mike Dunford on Twitter rips into this with jaws agape: “This is the single most insane request I’ve seen in a case like this and that includes the time Orly Taitz wanted the entire Hawaii Department of Health to be arrested for treason. This is a bananapants clownshoes performance. Except they’re wearing the bananapants on their heads, the shoes on their ears, and nothing else.”