After the Colorado Supreme Court barred former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot citing a constitutional insurrection clause, he made a series of posts on Truth Social, blasting the court’s decision.
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In a post on Wednesday morning, he said that all the cases against him were fabricated by the Department of Justice and the White House. Slamming the decision to disqualify him from Colorado’s election as election interference, Trump challenged Biden to drop all the “fake political indictments” against him.
“A SAD DAY IN AMERICA!!!” he wrote in another post.
Trump also shared some clips of commentators and legal experts who have weighed in on the issue. One of the clips had George Washington law professor Jonathan Turley disagreeing with the ruling, which he believes set a “very, very dangerous” precedent.
“Well, this court just handed partisans on both sides the ultimate tool to try and shortcut elections and it’s very, very dangerous. This country is a powder keg, and this court is just throwing matches at it. And I think that it’s a real mistake,” Turley stated.
The professor further added that deciding that the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 constitutes an insurrection “would create a slippery slope for every state in the union.”
For him, disqualifying Trump is like taking power away from voters who should have been allowed to air their decision by voting.
“This is a time when we actually need democracy. We need to allow the voters to vote. We need to hear their decision. And the court here just said you’re not going to get that,” he said.
On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in a 4-3 majority that Trump was not eligible to be a presidential candidate because his actions leading to the U.S. Capitol protests in 2021 count as an insurrection. His campaign has vowed to challenge the ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, the decision has been placed on hold pending appeal until Jan. 4, 2024.