(Congressional Agenda) – Former President Donald Trump is taking the fight to get back on the ballot in Colorado all the way to the Supreme Court, having filed a petition on Wednesday, calling for the highest court in the nation to overrule the decision from the Colorado Supreme Court that booted him from the GOP primary ballot due to allegedly violating Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The ruling was voted on 4-3 in December.
According to The Western Journal, “Section 3 of the 14th Amendment provides that anyone who has sworn an oath to the Constitution and then ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof’ is ineligible for office.”
“The Colorado Supreme Court found that Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion amounted to participation in an insurrection. All seven justices were appointed by Democratic governors of the state. It is a violation of federal law to engage in a rebellion or insurrection, with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Trump supporters have noted that he has not been charged with, much less convicted of, any such crime,” the report continued.
Harmeet K. Dhillon, Trump’s attorney, published a post on X/Twitter that said, “It’s true. We just filed our … petition in the Colorado 14th Amendment case. Proud to stand on the side of the Constitution and with [Trump].”
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) January 3, 2024
Jena Griswold, Colorado’s Secretary of State, remarked that if the U.S. Supreme Court does not make a ruling on whether or not to hear the case on Thursday, the former president’s name must be returned to the ballot, a fact pointed out by legal professor Jonathan Turley.
…The issue is now the clock. The Colorado Supreme Court mandated that, if the Supreme Court does not act by tomorrow, Trump will be left on the ballot. The question is whether Colorado will seek to moot out the case to avoid review. https://t.co/O4WUTPAM4y
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 3, 2024
Colorado isn’t the only state that has booted Trump from the ballot. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, stated he’s not eligible to be on the ballot. However, on Tuesday, Trump’s presidential campaign appealed that decision with the Supreme Court as well. This is why we love the guy so much. He fights back. He doesn’t allow liberals to get away with their dirty tricks. And by fighting against their attacks on him, he’s fighting for us too.
Steven Cheung, a spokesman for the Trump campaign, commented, “The Colorado Supreme Court issued a completely flawed decision tonight and we will swiftly file an appeal to the United States Supreme Court and a concurrent request for a stay of this deeply undemocratic decision.”
“We have full confidence that the U.S. Supreme Court will quickly rule in our favor and finally put an end to these unAmerican lawsuits,” he continued.
“The supreme courts in Michigan and Minnesota have already rejected bids to have Trump removed from their respective states’ ballots. More than a dozen states have similar cases pending,” the piece explained. “Trump is currently the prohibitive front-runner in the Republican presidential primary race. He is also leading President Joe Biden in multiple recent general election polls.”
Let’s hope Trump is successful in the fight against this unconstitutional assault on his eligibility to run for president and America is allowed to choose for themselves who they want in the White House.
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