Republican lawmakers moving to kick Biden off ballot in multiple states

 December 23, 2023

In a shocking move, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week that former President Donald Trump is ineligible to appear on ballots in the state.

Republicans in a number of states have responded by attempting to bar President Joe Biden from running as well. 

Three lawmakers are "joining forces"

According to Breitbart, the effort is being spearheaded by Pennsylvania state Rep. Aaron Bernstine, Georgia state Rep. Charlice Byrd, and Arizona state Rep. Cory McGarr.

"We are joining forces to introduce legislation to REMOVE Joe Biden from the ballot in Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania," Breitbart quoted the three lawmakers as saying in a joint statement.

"The absurdity of radical Democrat judges removing Donald Trump from the ballot in Colorado will be a stain on the American political system for decades. By their very own interpretation of the law, Joe Biden is 100% not eligible to run for political office," they insisted.

"Colorado radicals just changed the game"

"Democrats’ insane justification to remove Trump can just as easily be applied to Joe Biden for his 'insurrection' at the southern border and his alleged corrupt family business dealings with China," Bernstine, Byrd, and McGarr continued.

The lawmakers went on to maintain that "Colorado radicals just changed the game" in an effort to "destroy our Republic."

They also stressed that their "objective is to showcase the absurdity of Colorado’s decision and allow ALL candidates to be on the ballot in all states."

"To do that, we must fight back as Republicans against the communists currently running our great country," Bernstine, Byrd, and McGarr concluded.

Trump will file an appeal

The Colorado Supreme Court's ruling hinges on Section 3 of the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which is 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.

Four of three justices held that Trump's actions on January 6 amounted to an insurrection, thus making him ineligible.

However, Fox News reported that the former president is seeking to have the United States Supreme Court overturn the decision.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
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