But in a motion to expedite the proceedings, Gohmert and the voters revealed that their lawyers had used Pence’s advice in the vice president’s office to try to reach an agreement before going to court.
“In the teleconference, the plaintiff’s claim made a significant effort to resolve the underlying legal issues by agreement, including the advice to the vice – president’s lawyer that the plaintiffs intend to seek immediate relief if the parties does not agree, “according to Gohmert’s submission.” These discussions do not succeed in reaching an agreement, and this lawsuit has been filed. “
Pence has still not publicly announced his plans to chair the January 6 session when Congress will count election votes that are expected to confirm Biden’s victory. He also did not publicly comment on Trump’s repeated calls to reverse the results of the democratic process and install himself for a second term.
Gohmert’s attorneys in the case, some of whom have handled Trump’s lawsuits intended to block Biden’s victory in key swing states, have indicated they have since been in contact with attorneys in the Department of Justice’s civil division over the formal response from the government to the suit. Further calls are scheduled for later Tuesday.
Gohmert and the voters are seeking an expedited schedule for Judge Jeremy Kernodle of the U.S. District Court, of the Eastern District of Texas, which will lead to a decision no later than January 4th. They therefore have the opportunity to appeal before the January 6 session of Congress.