Attorney Sidney Powell filed an opposition to Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ motion to sanction her and others associated on Thursday—and the legal document quotes Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear.
Powell filed the motion on Thursday after Tony Evers asked a Wisconsin court last month to force former President Donald Trump, his lawyers, and Sidney Powell to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees over their 2020 election lawsuits.
In court documents that were filed on March 31, Evers said litigation from each lawsuit cost “needless” taxpayer dollars, and called for $106,000 in sanctions against Powell and $144,000 against Trump and his attorneys, Business Insider reported.
In response, Powell’s Thursday opposition aimed to dispute Evers by stating that his motion was filed without jurisdiction and in an untimely manner.
In their argument, Powell and her legal team also said that the motion was unprecedented and used the quote “to infinity and beyond,” which Buzz Lightyear says in Toy Story.
Her website, Defending The Republic, posted:
Today, Sidney and her amazing legal team filed a brief that will no doubt attract media coverage. We want you to know the truth and the reasons behind all of this so you can feel confident in Sidney and Team Kraken and also so that you can explain it to your friends and family who only have time to skim headlines.
There is a lot of behind-the-scenes legal work being done and more filings coming in the weeks ahead. We will always try to get you the facts so that you don’t fall into the drain from the spin cycle.
As Sidney wrote recently: There is no way we can avoid horrid press. That’s what they do. We stay calm and carry on.
Here is background and a statement on the filing, we will have more for you later tonight. Stay tuned!!
1- A Motion to Strike Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ unpredicated, untimely and purely political attempt to get sanctions against Team Kraken was filed today.
Here is the statement of Sidney Powell on the Wisconsin motion:
SIDNEY POWELL’S STATEMENT ON DEFENDING THE REPUBLIC’S MOTION TO DISMISS GOVERNOR TONY EVER’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS
We moved to strike Governor Evers’ Motion for Sanctions against us because it was without predicate, it was filed over two months after the Seventh Circuit dismissed and ordered the opinion vacated as moot, and long after the district court entered its order vacating its decision. In short, Governor Evers sought sanctions as a publicity and political tactic and for harassment-not based on law.
To put his actions into perspective, this is the same governor who illegally tried to postpone Wisconsin’s April 2020 primary election, only to be struck down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The rules and law do not extend time for filing motions “to infinity and beyond” * to harass a plaintiff in what amounts to nothing more than political grandstanding.