Former President Donald Trump is again in the spotlight due to a legal challenge filed by a group of Colorado voters who seek to ban him from appearing on the state’s ballots in the 2024 presidential election. Here’s the whole story.
“Preserve, Protect, and Defend”
The lawsuit filed on September 6, 2023, alleges that Trump’s actions following his 2020 election defeat disqualified him from holding public office, including the presidency.
The complaint, a hefty 115 pages in length, contends that Trump, who had taken an oath as President to “preserve, protect, and defend” the constitution, violated that oath by attempting to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump Violated His Oath and Disqualified Himself Under the Fourteenth Amendment
The complaint read, “Four years after taking an oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend’ the Constitution as President of the United States, Trump tried to overthrow the results of the 2020 election, leading to a violent insurrection at the United States Capitol to stop the lawful transfer of power to his successor.”
“By instigating this unprecedented assault on the American constitutional order, Trump violated his oath and disqualified himself under the Fourteenth Amendment from holding public office, including the Office of the President,” it added.
“Ridiculous” and “Unconstitutional”
In response to this legal challenge, Trump took to his Truth Social platform to voice his opposition.
He characterized the lawsuit as a “ridiculous” and “unconstitutional” attempt to keep him off the 2024 ballot.
He further mocked the accusers as a “TRUMP DERANGED ‘CREW'”. He accused them of collaborating with people he views as his political opponents.
Trump wrote, “They are, perhaps illegally, working with Weissmann acolyte Lisa Monaco at ‘Injustice,'”
“I Have Been Beating Them for Years, Including Impeachments. MAGA!!!”
“I have been beating them for years, including Impeachments. MAGA!!!” he continued.
“Crew also sued me on emoluments at my recently sold, and very beautiful, D.C. hotel, and LOST BIG,” he wrote in a follow-up post.
“These are bad Radical Left people and groups that use the Injustice Department as though it were their own. So bad for our once great Country. They will have major liability for what they are doing to America! It is, working with Deranged Jack Smith & others, ELECTION INTERFERENCE at a level never seen before,” he concluded.
Disrupting the Constitutional Process
The lawsuit in Colorado is not an isolated incident.
Similar discussions about Trump’s potential disqualification from running for office have taken place elsewhere in the United States.
Senator Tim Kaine has referenced the 14th Amendment as a basis for disqualifying Trump from future elections.
Kaine argued that the events of January 6, 2021, were aimed at disrupting the constitutional process of transferring power.
“In My View, the Attack on the Capitol That Day Was Designed for a Particular Purpose at a Particular Moment”
Kaine told the media, “In my view, the attack on the Capitol that day was designed for a particular purpose at a particular moment, and that was to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power as is laid out in the constitution. So I think there’s a powerful argument to be made.”
Several social media users shared their thoughts on the incident.
One user wrote, “It’s “unconstitutional”? It’s the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. What is inside this guy’s head? What a bizarre statement.”
“Exactly Just What Does Trump Know What the Constitution Is All About?”
Another user added, “It truly was “RIDICULOUS” the American people fell for all Make America Great c*** and chose you over Hillary. The world now knows what a great mistake it was.”
A third user commented, “Exactly just what does Trump know what the constitution is all about? He probably has never even read it let alone what it stands for.”
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