(FeaturedNews.com) – Following the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy pledged that if former President Donald Trump is removed from the primary ballot in the state, then he would also withdraw from the ballot.
In a 4-3 ruling, the Colorado Supreme Court found that Trump was barred from being included in the primary ballot in the state because of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. The court confirmed that Trump’s actions were considered to be Trump engaging in insurrection by perpetuating the claims of election fraud without any evidence. As they point out Trump also told his supporters to march towards the U.S. Capitol.
Colorado is the first state to find that Trump’s role in the Capitol insurrection should block the former president from participating in the presidential election. According to the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment, any official who had previously taken an oath in support of the U.S. Constitution and had engaged in insurrection against the country would be blocked from ever holding office again. The Colorado Supreme Court is the first one to find that this clause also applies to the President’s office.
In his state, Ramaswamy pointed out that unless Trump is allowed to participate in the ballot in Colorado, he would also be withdrawing from that race. He proceeded to push for the other GOP candidates, including Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis to take similar action. He further pointed out that this was an attack against the United States’ democracy.
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