Senate Campaign Arm Files Brief To Keep Trump On Colorado Ballot

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    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R) have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Donald Trump on Colorado’s primary ballot.

    Daines’s amici curiae — or friend-of-the-court — brief is part of a broader Republican backlash against the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that Trump violated the Constitution’s insurrection clause.

    Daines, the chair of the Senate Republican campaign arm, argues the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling “breaches” the Constitution’s “bedrock guarantee of American democracy.”

    According to The Hill, Daines and the NRSC wrote that they have “a unique and profound interest” in the case because they support and seek to uphold the rights of all American citizens to vote for the candidate of their choice, arguing the Colorado court decision deprives Americans of that right.

    They argue that even if Section 3 of the 14th Amendment bars Trump from holding office, it does not bar him from appearing on the ballot, and that it is solely the prerogative of Congress to disqualify him from the Oval Office if he wins the election.  

    “So even if the Colorado Supreme Court were correct that President Trump cannot take office on Inauguration Day, that court has no basis to hold that he cannot run for office on Election Day and also seek removal for any alleged disqualification from Congress if necessary,” they wrote.

    Daines announced last month he would file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to reverse the Colorado court’s decision, which he called “a disgrace to our country and our democracy.” 

    3 COMMENTS

    1. Good for you Senator Daines. What they just did violates many aspects of the constitution Trump is not guilty of anything, That is, he has not been found guilty of anything and is presumed innocent until proven guilty. They just sentenced an innocent man to the denial of participation in the political system and has denied millions of Americans the right to choose the candidate of their choice. If the Supreme Court does not throw this out, God help us.

    2. GOD will never let Trump be harmed by those so horribly against him, because Trump is GOD’S chosen man to help save America!

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