(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers expressed support for the 4-3 ruling in the Colorado Supreme Court which blocks former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s primary ballot because of his alleged involvement in the Capitol insurrection.
The highest court in Colorado determined that Trump should not be allowed to participate in the primary election as he had falsely alleged that there was widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election and had proceeded to send his voters to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The court has argued that under the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection clause” Trump’s actions would block him from serving a second term in the White House.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), who had served in Trump’s second impeachment case as an impeachment manager, argued that he was “pleased” with the court’s decision. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, he pointed out that it was an appropriate determination by the Court to consider Trump “disqualified” and block him from appearing on the ballot. He added that to him, the evidence indicated that Trump had been the one to incite the mob that marched to the Capitol.
Similarly, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) also stated that there needed to be consequences for Trump’s decision to incite an attack on the U.S. democracy. Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) also agreed with the Supreme Court in his state noting that they had made the “right” decision. He added that the Constitution protects people’s rights to vote and punishes those candidates who had abused the process and had engaged in insurrection. As he argued, Trump belonged to both of those categories.
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