Trump Jr. exposed the partisan bias and hypocrisy of Maine Sec. Bellows in pics of her with Obama and Biden after she removed Trump from primary ballot

 December 30, 2023

On Thursday, ostensibly to "save democracy," Maine's Democratic Secretary of State Shenna Bellows egregiously undermined fundamental democratic principles by unilaterally deciding to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state's primary ballot under the purported auspices of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

According to Donald Trump Jr., that move by Bellows was a glaring display of leftist hypocrisy and partisan bias that he punctuated by sharing previously published photos of the Democratic secretary posing proudly with current and former Democratic Presidents Joe Biden and Barack Obama.

Trump Jr.'s social media post was intended as a reminder to all Americans that while Democratic officials often assert that they are defending democracy, the reality is that they have no qualms whatsoever about acting in overtly undemocratic ways if deemed necessary to protect their grasp on political power.

A "perfect example of Democrat hypocrisy"

In a Friday morning post to X, Trump Jr. wrote, "If you were looking for the perfect example of Democrat hypocrisy when they screech about preserving democracy, remember that this is the ME secretary of state, who unilaterally decided Donald Trump should not be on the ballot in Maine."

"Not a court decision, no one else just one person deciding for an entire state by herself. Democrats could not care less about democracy only power remember that when they show you who they are!" he added.

The former president's eldest son compounded the irony of the whole situation by sharing a screenshot of a 2022 post from Sec. Bellows herself that featured her smiling in pictures with President Biden and former President Obama and, in retrospect, laughably proclaimed, "The fundamental right of any American citizen to vote freely, fairly and to have their vote counted is the premise of our democracy. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not values to be compromised away."

Bellows unilaterally declared Trump ineligible

Axios reported Thursday that Sec. Bellows had ruled on her own that former President Trump, who in her opinion had "engaged in insurrection" via his alleged incitement and support of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, was therefore disqualified under the 14th Amendment from holding public office or even appearing on an election ballot.

"I am mindful that no Secretary of State has ever deprived a presidential candidate of ballot access based on Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment," she acknowledged, but added, "I am also mindful, however, that no presidential candidate has ever before engaged in insurrection."

Of course, that controversial move by Bellows, which came just days after the equally questionable similar ruling from the Democrat-dominated Colorado Supreme Court to remove Trump from that state's primary ballot, was swiftly and broadly condemned by Republicans and legal experts and even some Democrats.

Trump campaign strikes back

In a statement on Thursday, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said, "The Maine Secretary of State is a former ACLU attorney, a virulent leftist and a hyper-partisan Biden-supporting Democrat who has decided to interfere in the presidential election on behalf of Crooked Joe Biden."

"We are witnessing, in real-time, the attempted theft of an election and the disenfranchisement of the American voter," he continued. "Democrats in blue states are recklessly and un-Constitutionally suspending the civil rights of the American voters by attempting to summarily remove President Trump’s name from the ballot."

"Make no mistake, these partisan election interference efforts are a hostile assault on American democracy. Biden and the Democrats simply do not trust the American voter in a free and fair election and are now relying on the force of government institutions to protect their grip on power," the spokesman asserted.

Cheung went on to note that more than a dozen other federal and state courts had already "rejected these bad-faith, bogus 14th Amendment ballot challenges" and vowed to swiftly challenge Sec. Bellows' unilateral ballot removal decision in state court.

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