Colorado SC bars Donald Trump from 2024 presidential primary

The 14th Amendment :

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, ratified after the Civil War, disqualifies from office anyone who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the Constitution after taking an oath to uphold it. The Colorado court argued that Trump’s repeated false claims about the 2020 election, his urging of supporters to “fight like hell” on January 6th, and his delayed response to the Capitol riot constituted such an insurrection.

It’s not limited to colorado :

While the decision only applies to the Colorado primary for now, its implications go far beyond state lines. If upheld, it could set a precedent for similar disqualifications in other states and even at the national level.

Political differences:

Some Republicans have lauded it as a necessary step to hold Trump accountable and protect democracy. Trump’s supporters, however, denounce it as an undemocratic attack on his candidacy and an infringement on voter rights.

Trump’s Reply :

At a campaign rally in Lowa Trump described the indictment by ” radical left Democrats, Marxists, communists, fascists” as a “great badge of honor”. “I am being indicated for you…..they are not after me they are after you,” Trump said.

Battles Ahead:

Trump’s campaign has vowed to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court, with its 6-3 conservative majority, could either uphold the Colorado ruling or overturn it, with significant consequences for the 2024 election.

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