Colorado justices who voted to disqualify Trump were all appointed by Democrats

 December 21, 2023

Most polls show President Joe Biden trailing behind former President Donald Trump. Yet rather than allow voters to have a choice, four judges moved this week to disqualify Trump from the ballot. 

As Fox News reported, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled four to three on Tuesday that Trump is barred from running by Section 3 of the Constitution's 14th Amendment.

Judges claim Trump staged an insurrection

Commonly referred to as the "Insurrection Clause," it states,

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

In their majority opinion, the justices argued that Trump's conduct on January 6 amounted to an insurrection for purposes of the Constitution.

"We do not reach these conclusions lightly," they wrote, adding, "We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us."

All four justices were appointed by Democrats

"We are likewise mindful of our solemn duty to apply the law, without fear or favor, and without being swayed by public reaction to the decisions that the law mandates we reach," their opinion continued.

Breitbart noted in an article published on Wednesday that the justices who voted in favor of removing Trump from the ballot are Monica M. Márquez, Melissa Hart, William W. Hood, and Richard L. Gabriel.

All four are Democratic appointees while Márquez is a member of a left-wing activist group known as the Center for Legal Inclusiveness.

Its website states, "Our mission is to advance diversity in the legal profession by actively educating and supporting private and public sector legal organizations in their own individual campaigns to create cultures of inclusion."

Push to remove Trump from the ballot in Maine

On the same day the Colorado Supreme Court released its opinion, MSBC reported that Maine  Secretary of State Shenna Bellows is considering whether to remove Trump from her state's ballot as well.

Maine has a unique system of awarding its electoral college votes, allowing Trump to win one vote in the state during both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.

Meanwhile, Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told Fox News that the former president will take his case 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 un-American lawsuits," Cheung was quoted as saying.

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