Karl Rove is going to have to sit in the back seat on this FEC lawsuit, whether he likes it or not.
Awhile back I wrote about the lawsuit Public Citizen and ProtectOurElections.org filed against the FEC for failing to do what it’s supposed to do when it comes to these SuperPACs. In essence, the FEC agreed not to investigate Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads, because they split down partisan lines about whether an investigation was warranted at all.
Karl Rove, Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads filed a request to be permitted to interject themselves and play the role of the FEC. That would have ended well, I’m sure.
District Court Judge Richard J. Leon denied that request, prompting Rove to squeal like a piggy boy and shake his fist, promising an appeal. Good luck with that, Karl.
Judge Leon agreed that Rove did have standing, but that the FEC could defend itself on its own and serve Rove’s interests at the same time.
Read the Judge’s ruling below.
Order Denying GPS Mot. to Intervene_8.11.14