Attorney Jenna Ellis has advised President Donald Trump against using the Insurrection Act as he continues to challenge the election results.
The 1807 Insurrection Act is a federal law that allows the president, under very specific circumstances, to deploy the U.S. armed forces to suppress civil disorder, rebellion, or insurrection.
"Certainly, I would not advise that the American people want that" because of the "precedent that it would set," Ellis told Just the News.
"We have a constitutional process for a reason, and we have the judicial branch that really does need to step in. I think that the Supreme Court absolutely let the American people down by refusing to take up the Texas case."
Although disappointed in the Supreme Court and some state lawmakers regarding their actions surrounding alleged voter fraud, Ellis said the present circumstances are not the type of situations for which the Insurrection Act was created.
"The state legislatures, they can look at all of this corruption, they can look at how their laws and their states were totally ignored, and they can take back their delegates at any time," said Ellis, one of the president's attorneys in his bid to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden. "And they can refuse to go along with the certifications that are absolutely false and fraudulent. So that's the constitutional solution."
Ellis said pursuing alleged election fraud should not supersede the Constitution.
"We have to still make sure that even though we see that our country has been undermined by corruption, our solution can't be to undermine the Constitution ourselves," Ellis said.
"We have to go through the process, we have to hold our leaders accountable. And at the end of the day, if we don't get a correction, in this case, we have to fight to make sure that this never happens again."
The last time the Insurrection Act was invoked was 1992, when the Los Angeles riots forced the action, per The Epoch Times.
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