GOP presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy recently denounced the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to interfere in the 2024 presidential election by barring former President Donald Trump from appearing on The Centennial State’s ballot.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, Ramaswamy said, “This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado.”
“Having tried every trick in the book to eliminate President Trump from running in this election, the bipartisan Establishment is now deploying a new tactic to bar him from ever holding office again: the 14th Amendment,” Ramaswamy added.
This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado. Having tried every trick in the book to eliminate President Trump from running in…
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) December 19, 2023
Ramaswamy later released a video on X, signaling his intent to withdraw from Colorado’s 2024 election and called on his fellow GOP presidential contenders, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to do the same “or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous consequences for our country.”
The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to bar Trump from The Centennial State’s 2024 ballot follows the left’s claims that the former president tried to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election and incited “insurrection” on Jan. 6, 2021.
In a 4-3 vote, the Colorado Supreme Court justices made their decision to disenfranchise Colorado voters, citing the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in relation to Trump’s role during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests.
The state court’s decision will remain until Jan. 4, 2024, because appeals are likely to ensue.
“We do not reach these conclusions lightly,” the court said in its majority opinion, “We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us. 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.”
In a statement, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said that the former president’s legal team intends to appeal Colorado’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying, “We have full confidence that the U.S. Supreme Court will quickly rule in our favor and finally put an end to these unAmerican lawsuits.”