Desperate to prove its worth after a disastrous performance in the 2020 election, the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Super PAC, has begun targeting law firms representing the Trump campaign as it contests the results of the election in battleground states. Last week, one firm gave in to pressure.
The Washington Times reported that Porter Wright Morris & Arthur has stepped down from representing President Trump’s campaign “just days after the Lincoln Project worked to amplify scrutiny of lawyers representing Trump.”
From the Times:
“The firm said in a federal court motion that it and the Trump campaign had reached a mutual agreement that the campaign ‘would be best served if Porter Wright withdraws.’ It acknowledged in the filing that the Trump team is in the process of bringing on new representation to replace Porter Wright.”
In a statement given to the Times, the law firm said, “We’ve committed to the court to fulfill our obligations as required to ensure transition to substitute counsel, and so as not to cause material adverse effect on the client’s interest. We will have no further comment.”
The firm was handling a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania to prevent the Democratic secretary of state from certifying the state’s election results. The suit was filed due to allegations of voter fraud.
On Tuesday, the Lincoln Project, whom I affectionately refer to as the “Lincoln Losers,” posted a tweet in which it called on its followers to create LinkedIn accounts and harass employees of Porter Wright and Jones Day, another prominent law firm. They encouraged people to ask employees of both firms “how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people.”
The organization even went so far as to post a tweet containing contact information for two attorneys involved in the case and urged its followers to “make them famous.” Surprisingly, Twitter removed this post. A spokesperson for the company told the Washington Examiner that the tweet violated its terms and conditions.
Members of the Lincoln Project, whose leadership includes the likes of Republican strategist, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, and professor Tom Nichols, have been struggling to remain relevant after failing to unseat a single Republican senator despite pouring tens of millions of dollars into advertisements against them. To make matters worse, even high-profile individuals on the left have refused to accept the NeverTrump squad or validate their supposed role in Biden’s supposed “victory.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez essentially called the group a “scam.” In an appearance on Hill.TV, Jacobin’s David Sirota, argued that the notion that the Lincoln Project’s activities changed minds in favor of Biden was “absolutely absurd.”
“The Lincoln Project said that its core mission was to peel away Republican support from Donald Trump and Donald Trump ended up getting more Republican votes in 2020 than he did in 2016,” Sirota said. “But, it’s not only that the data doesn’t substantiate the idea of the never-Trump Republicans playing a pivotal role here, it’s also they’re trying to downplay the role that progressives and the base of the Democratic party played.”
Earlier in November, Michael Steele made an appearance on MSNBC in which he claimed that people like himself and his comrades at the Lincoln Project would be the ones to ‘resurrect’ the Republican Party. His remarks were met with derision and laughter on the right, as they should be.
Here’s the bottom line: Nobody likes the Lincoln Project. Its members are essentially the Jar Jar Binks of political organizations. They are nothing more than opportunistic turncoats who launched their petulant crusade against the president because he showed them for who they are: jealous neocons who have shown themselves to be bitter clingers to a Republican establishment that is quickly losing its grasp on relevancy.
This stunt with the law firms was just another example of their frantic attempts to position themselves as an important part of American politics. But in the end, these people will fade into utter obscurity. And their fate will be well-deserved.
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