Suit challenges expansion of mail-in voting in PennsylvaniaAssociated Press – Saturday November 21, 2020 7:06 p.m.
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly is leading a suit filed Saturday in Pennsylvania challenging the use of mail-in ballots predominately cast by Democrats in lifting Joe Biden to victory in the presidential race in the state and seeking to block certification of the election results.
The lawsuit was filed in the state Commonwealth Court, just two days before the deadline for counties to certify the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, and marks the latest attempt in court by Republicans, including President Donald Trump, to overturn Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a Twitter posting that the elected officials and candidates who joined the suit “should be ashamed of themselves.”
“They’re asking a court to throw out the votes of 2.5 million Pennsylvanians,” said Shapiro, a Democrat. “It’s another weak attempt to subvert the will of the people. Desperate, hypocritical, baseless… I could go on.”
The popular website Breitbart calls Mike “a fierce defender of conservatism on Capitol Hill.”Source: Mike Kelly’s Biography
Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto calls him “a key player” and “a mover and shaker” in the U.S. House of Representatives.
When he delivered the weekly Republican address to the nation right before Christmas 2014 (in which he offered President Obama a lump of coal for Christmas), it quickly became the most watched GOP weekly address of all time.
Under the government restructuring, he could sell Chevrolets but not Cadillacs.Source: Mike Kelly’s Biography
“Wait, wait, wait!” Kelly said he told a GM representative. “This is America. You can’t come in and take my business away from me. . . . Every penny we have is wrapped up in here. I’ve got 110 people that rely on me every two weeks to be paid. . . . And you call me up and in five minutes try to wipe out 56 years of a business?“
Pennsylvania Rep. Appears to Mock Joe Biden’s Stutter During Trump Campaign Call
“On a Trump campaign call focused on Biden’s fracking position, Representative Mike Kelly appears to mimic a stutter while reciting Biden’s statements,” Catanese tweeted. “‘W-w-w-we’ll work it out.'” “He continued with some cracks about giving Biden tapioca so maybe it was a shot at his age rather than his stutter, but that’s the charitable read here,” wrote Joseph.
‘I’m a Person of Color. I’m White’: GOP Congressman Says He’s Not Offended by Racist Trump Tweets
A white Republican congressman said Tuesday that he isn’t offended by President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color because he’s “a person of color.” “You know, they talk about people of color. I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended,” Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania told Vice News. The resolution to condemn racist language from the President passed the House by a vote of 240 -187, with four Republicans and one Independent voting for it. Kelly was among the GOP members who opposed the measure.
GOP congressman offers strange Obama conspiracy theory — and even stranger explanations
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) took the White House’s “deep state” conspiracy theory and added some mustard to it in a newly uncovered speech last week. Kelly said that not only is there a widespread government effort to undermine President Trump, but that it’s being led by none other than former president Barack Obama — who is running a “shadow government.” But while the conspiracy theory is strange enough, the explanations offered by Kelly’s office are something to behold.
Rep. Mike Kelly explains why he took hydroxychloroquine while battling coronavirus
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) is opening up more Wednesday about using hydroxychloroquine during his battle with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Hydroxychloroquine is the anti-malarial drug not yet approved to treat the COVID-19, but has been considered by President Donald Trump to be an effective treatment despite some studies revealing potential health risks. Last week, Trump said he had been taking the drug for weeks to prevent contracting the novel virus.
A Pa. congressman got up to $1 million in coronavirus PPP loans for his car dealerships
A centerpiece of the federal government’s efforts to protect small businesses and their employees amid the economic wreckage of the coronavirus pandemic, the program has been criticized for making it easier for big businesses to get fast cash than for smaller mom-and-pops. Members of Congress were not prohibited from receiving the federal aid, but some have drawn scrutiny for benefiting from a law they passed.
Rep. Mike Kelly among lawmakers, businesses suing Gov. Tom Wolf over stay-at-home order
One of Kelly’s potential challengers this November for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District suggests the move is personally motivated. “The fact that politicians like Mike Kelly are more concerned with their stocks than whether or not people are safe speaks to the reason I decided to run in the first place,” said Democratic candidate Kristy Gnibus, a teacher from Millcreek Township.
GOP Congressman Mike Kelly Compares Impeachment to Attack on Pearl Harbor
“Today, December 18, 2019 is another date that will live in infamy,” Kelly said. “Just because you hate the president of the United States, and you can find no other reason other than the fact that you are so blinded by your hate that you can’t see straight that you’ve decided that the only way that we can make sure this president doesn’t get elected again is to impeach him.”
Mike Kelly was rated 3% by Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Mike Kelly was rated 11% by Clean Water Action
Mike Kelly was rated 5% by Americans for Democratic Action
Mike Kelly was rated 0% by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
Mike Kelly was rated 13% by the NAACP
Mike Kelly was rated 36% by National Parks Conservation Association
Mike Kelly was rated 12% by Animal Welfare Institute
Mike Kelly was rated 100% by the Plastics Industry Association
Mike Kelly was rated 15% by the ACLU
Mike Kelly was rated 100% by the NRA
Kelly, Parnell, Frank, Kierzek, Magee, Sauter, Kincaid and Logan v. Wolf, Boockvar, PA General Asssembly and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Courts PDFs of lawsuits
UPDATE: After riots, US Rep. Mike Kelly kept pressing election challenge despite GOP admonitions
January 6, 2021 – Even after riots and GOP-controlled Senate’s rejection of his objection, Kelly asked House colleagues to overturn Pa. presidential election results.
UPDATE: Pa. Democratic caucus to hold hearings on Republican actions leading up to U.S. Capitol siege
January 13, 2021 – As their national counterparts debated whether to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, Pennsylvania House leaders on Wednesday said they expect to hold Republican members of the state Legislature accountable for contributing — through words and actions — to last weeks unrest at the U.S. Capitol. Beyond just words, the lawmakers said their Republican colleagues should be held accountable for actively suppressing the vote of Pennsylvanians.