Republicans want Biden Off Ballot After Trump Ruling 

Daily Report December 21,2023

Republicans are now flirting with the Idea of Kicking President Joe Biden off their state’s ballots following Colordo’s Supreme Court’s unprecedented ruling.

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Trump violated the insurrectionist clause of the 14th Amendment. The court ruled that Trump’s action on Jan. 6, 2021 “constituted overt, voluntary and direct participation in the insurrection.”

While the ruling remains on hold pending an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court, Republicans are already contemplating kicking Biden off their state ballots as revenge.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox that the president’s failure to protect the U.S. border could be considered a reason to kick him off Texas’ ballot.

“Seeing what happened in Colorado makes me think — except we believe in democracy in Texas — maybe we should take Joe Biden off the ballot in Texas for allowing 8 million people to cross the border since he’s been president, disrupting our state far more than anything anyone else has done in recent history,” Dan Patrick told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Tuesday night.

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis echoed Patrick’s sentiments, telling attendees at a campaign event in Iowa that Biden should be kicked off Florida’s ballot for letting in 8 million illegal immigrants.

“Could we just say that Biden can’t be on the ballot because he let in 8 million illegals into the country, and violated the Constitution?” DeSantis said. “I think the U.S. Supreme Court is going to reverse that. They’re doing all this stuff to basically solidify support in the primary for him, get him into the general. And the whole general election is going to be all this legal stuff.”

Trump’s attorney Jenna Ellis noted that the ruling contains no limiting principles and that Republicans can file a suit against Biden based on his failure to protect the border.

“Republicans should immediately file suit in Colorado to remove Biden from the ballot, citing his failure to secure the border and allowing an invasion falls within the Court’s broad definition of ‘engaging in insurrection,’” Ellis wrote on X.

Public health policy analyst Pradeep Shanker touched on Biden’s decision to free up billions of dollars for Iran, adding that Republicans could argue that the president gave aid and comfort to America’s enemy.

“One could argue that since Biden made a deal with Iran to free up their billions of dollars in funds, that he gave aid and comfort to the enemy … and if you have no legal standard, then you have to accept any judge that says that. Right?” Shanker asked. “The standard obviously was always meant to be some … standard, like conviction (in court or impeachment). Otherwise, there is no legal standard or due process.

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