Dem Rep Hopes Trump Will Get Banned From Other Ballots
As many lawmakers have come out in support of former President Donald Trump after the Colorado Supreme Court ruling that barred him from appearing in the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has expressed hopes that he will be banned from other state ballots.
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“I know there has been a lot of chatter over the last few days since this court ruling about whether or not section three of the 14th Amendment was intended to apply to presidents of the United States, foreign presidents,” she stated.
“The Section 3 begins, ‘No person shall,’ I mean, it doesn’t have an exception for other offices, and it applies specifically if you are an officer of the United States and you swore to uphold an oath to support the Constitution of the United States,” she added.
According to Schultz, there is ample evidence that Trump committed an insurrection in regards to the 2020 election.
In her words, “There is no shortage of evidence that Donald Trump, whether it was the calls into Georgia election officials to find 11,000 and change votes, or the calls that have just come to light into Michigan to canvassing boards, to not sign to certify the elections, and then, of course, January 6, where he incited an insurrection. It is very clear that this section of the constitutional amendment is applicable to Donald Trump.”
While many have argued that the decision on who will be on a state’s ballots should not be made by judges, Schultz said, “State parties and states decide who is going to be on their ballots. It is not a 50-state uniform process to qualify to be on a ballot to run for president. It is in 50 individual state process. And so it is possible, and this process has begun with Colorado’s decision prohibits a presidential candidate from appearing on the ballot because they committed insurrection and are deemed to be violative of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.”
For her, Trump should never be trusted again to “uphold the Constitution” because he is guilty of violating it several times, including during his time as president.
While many on the left have been rejoicing at the news of Trump since it broke on Thursday, he has vowed to fight back and take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.