The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday removed former President Donald Trump from the state's 2024 Republican primary ballot, ruling he violated the in
The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 Republican primary ballot, ruling he violated the insurrectionist clause of the 14th Amendment for his role in January 6.
In a 4-3 decision from Democratic-appointed justices, Colorado‘s high court ruled the ex-president and 2024 hopeful isn’t eligible for the presidency.
The 14th Amendment was approved after the Civil War and bars officials from seeking future office should they have ‘engaged in insurrection.’
‘A majority of the court holds that Trump is disqualified from holding the office of president under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment,’ the court wrote.
It is the first time in history that that the Constitution’s ‘insurrection clause’ has been used to disqualify a presidential candidate.
The decision may not stick – with Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung confirming Tuesday evening that the ex-president would appeal it to the Supreme Court.
‘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,’ Cheung said.
Source: Daily Mail UK