Attorney Jenna Ellis, Affiliated with Evangelical Groups, Censured for “False Statements” About 2020 Election

By Steve Rabey
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Attorney Jenna Ellis (right) speaks in a press conference alongside Rudy Giuliani on November 22, 2020. (Video screengrab)

“My mission is Truth, my God is the Lord Jesus Christ, and my client is the President of the United States,” tweeted Jenna Ellis in 2020. But she now admits lying while promoting claims of election fraud as part of Rudy Giuliani’s traveling “crack legal team.”

On Wednesday, Ellis finally confessed to operating from a “selfish motive” while making “misrepresentations” with “a reckless state of mind.”

She also admitted that “her conduct…undermined the American public’s confidence in the presidential election, violating her duty of candor to the public” as she promoted election fraud claims in courtrooms, in state capitols, on Christian media, and on Fox News, which is facing a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems.

Ellis’ admissions came as she was censured by a Colorado judge for a “pattern of misconduct.” She paid an administrative fee of $224. Some news outlets called the censure a “slap on the wrist” for actions some argue should lead to disbarment.

“The public censure in this matter reinforces that even if engaged in political speech, there is a line attorneys cannot cross,” said the Colorado Supreme Court in a statement.

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As reported last summer, Ellis has worked with a dozen evangelical institutions, including:

  • James Dobson Family Institute (she directed the ministry’s Public Policy Center before leaving to work for Trump);
  • Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute (where she remains a Fellow in Constitutional Law & Public Policy);
  • Summit Ministries (she is a faculty member and appeared on the “Dr. Jeff Show”);
  • Cedarville University (the Ohio college where Ellis once studied offers a Jenna Lynn Ellis scholarship award in her honor);
  • Focus on the Family (which cited Ellis in its Daily Citizen reports on election fraud);
  • And Liberty University’s Standing for Freedom Center (her bio says she is a Senior Fellow, and she wrote an article on “Redefining T”)

She has also appeared on a Concerned Women for America podcast questioning whether Christians should obey government authority, talked about her “quest for truth” on the Christian Broadcasting Network, worked as an allied attorney with Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, and defended John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church against COVID vaccine mandates.

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Jenna Ellis (Photo via Centennial Institute)

None of these groups have reported on her censure or disavowed her lies.

Ellis admitted she had been untruthful in 10 cases when she made claims of election fraud in Trump’s behalf:

  • “We know that the election was stolen from President Trump and we can prove that.”
  • “The election was stolen and Trump won by a landslide.”
  • “President Trump is right that there was widespread fraud in this election, we have at least six states that were corrupted…”
  • “We have over 500,000 votes [in Arizona] that were cast illegally … “

Ellis also faces a possible criminal indictment in Georgia, where a grand jury has investigated efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, and she was subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 House committee.

*This article was first published by MinistryWatch and is republished here with permission.

Steve Rabey

Steve Rabey is a veteran author and journalist who has published more than 50 books and 2,000 articles about religion, spirituality, and culture. He was an instructor at Fuller and Denver seminaries and the U.S. Air Force Academy.



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13 thoughts on “Attorney Jenna Ellis, Affiliated with Evangelical Groups, Censured for “False Statements” About 2020 Election”

  1. She’s another *supposedly* Christian that not only fell for Trump’s lies, but lied to help spread his lies.

    Here is what Jenna Ellis thought of Trump just a few short years ago:

    In March 2016, Ellis attacked Trump supporters in a Facebook post for not caring that the Republican candidate was “unethical, corrupt, lying, criminal, dirtbag.”

    In another post, she said his supporters didn’t care about the truth.

    “I could spend a full-time job just responding to the ridiculously illogical, inconsistent, and blatantly stupid arguments supporting Trump,” she wrote in March 2016. “But here’s the thing: his supporters DON’T CARE about facts or logic. They aren’t seeking truth. Trump probably could shoot someone in the middle of NYC and not lose support. And this is the cumulative reason why this nation is in such terrible shape: We don’t have truth seekers; we have narcissists.”

    1. Greg,
      Thanks so much for detailing yet another white American Evangelical self-serving, egocentric hypocritical Deceiver….

      These characteristics seem a feature of that community….

      I would love to see Jenna 2023 go toe to toe with Jenna 2016…😲

  2. It’s interesting and telling how comfortable christians are with lying. It’s really impossible to believe or take seriously anything they say and preach.

  3. Good. May the house be cleaned… May the judgement fall on our own house first… May we thank God that His mercy would come to us in the form of chastisement… May we see that He brings these charlatans down, not to make Christians look stupid in the eyes of the world (although that is often a byproduct), but to save us from their lies, so save us from their influence and to spur us to be more discerning and Holy to start with and work harder / better at keeping their unrighteousness from ever getting under the tent in the first place…

  4. This is a misrepresentation of the facts. Jenna Ellis even states that. She stated that she never lied. She stated that media misrepresented the full RPC standard with the actual stipulation. She only agreed to the censure not that she lied.

    1. If she had not lied, and if there were no case against her, Jenna would not have agreed to the censure. Jenna repeatedly shared “alternative facts” and is doing all she can to avoid ending up in the same trouble as Fox News.

  5. “my God is the Lord Jesus Christ”

    God, is God, who sent His son (Jesus) as a sacrifice to die for our sins/salvation.

      1. Read John 20:17 and you will see what Jesus says:

        Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, *I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to MY God, and your God*

  6. Total lack of integrity exhibited by Jenna Ellis, she should leave the law profession.

    Unfortunately a large majority of evangelicals believed the election lies told by Trump and still believe them.

    Also what is coming out of the Dominion-Fox dumpster fire is truly appalling ……..lies lies lies … it is truly amazing what people believe…..

    It is interesting that the Barna group just lowered from 6% to 4% the number of adults who have an actual biblical worldview in the U.S.

  7. “Mixing politics and religion is like mixing manure and ice cream. It doesn’t do much to the manure but it surely does ruin the ice cream” Will Rogers

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