A slim majority of the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump is disqualified from appearing on the state’s ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which bars anyone engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” from holding federal office.
A lower court judge previously ruled that Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, during a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters amounted to insurrection but stopped short of disqualifying him, saying Section 3 does not apply to presidents. Reuters.
It dates from the post-Civil War era and was an attempt to stop people who supported southern states leaving the Union from returning to government posts.
President Biden refuses to condemn the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to ban Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment and says Trump “absolutely” supported an insurrection. Biden won in Colorado against Donald Trump in 2020 by a wide margin, and it is unlikely that Trump will need to win the state to win the election.
The backlash, however, was swift. And hard.
WATCH:— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) December 20, 2023
In light of the Colorado Supreme Court ruling disqualifying President Trump from the primary ballot, @ColoGOP Chairman @RepDaveWilliams announced last night on @LoomerUnleashed that his state party is going to move to transition their primary to a straight caucus system… pic.twitter.com/rn7FtdfSSA
Newsmax host prints out entire SHAM Colorado Supreme Court decision kicking Trump off ballot and READ IT LIVE ON-AIR— What was buried within it will SHOCK you… pic.twitter.com/ZzOXhcWp2Q— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 20, 2023
I pledge to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary ballot until Trump is also allowed to be on the ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley do the same immediately – or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous… pic.twitter.com/qbpNf9L3ln— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) December 20, 2023
Texas Lt. Gov @DanPatrick flips script on Democrats after Trump gets barred from ballot in Colorado:— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 20, 2023
"Maybe we should take Joe Biden off the ballot in Texas for allowing 8 million people to cross the border since he’s been President.”