“Senate Republicans Rally Behind Trump: Challenging Colorado Ballot Decision”

Trump urges US Supreme Court to reverse Colorado ballot disqualification | Reuters

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and several Senate Republicans, including Ted Cruz and Steve Scalise, have endorsed a brief supporting former President Trump’s effort to remain on the Colorado ballot. This move comes in response to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove Trump from the ballot based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The brief, filed by Cruz and Scalise, argues that this decision infringes upon Congress members’ prerogatives and surpasses the limitations set for Section 3.

The document, supported by over 177 members of Congress, emphasizes the need for Congress to control the enforcement and potential removal of Section 3’s ‘disability.’ Scalise contends that the Colorado Supreme Court lacks the authority to exclude Trump from the 2024 presidential election ballot, asserting that such actions undermine the democratic will. The brief criticizes the decision as historically implausible, echoing sentiments expressed in previous submissions by the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

This collective effort by Senate Republicans aligns with the broader pushback against the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision, portraying it as a dangerous precedent that deprives voters of their choices and undermines constitutional principles.

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