Trump Ally Moves to Strike Biden from State’s Ballot

( – Donald Trump’s foes may be reconsidering whether attempts to remove him from Republican primary ballots in several states were a good idea as GOP leaders are turning the tables and threatening to do the same to President Joe Biden.

Missouri’s Republican Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, said on X (Twitter) that he would remove Biden from his state’s primary ballot if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the actions of a state Supreme Court. In a historically unprecedented move, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in December that Trump must be removed from the state’s Republican primary ballot because the 45th President allegedly “engaged in insurrection.” Legal scholars have said this move is a tortured reading of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment was adopted after the Civil War to prevent former Confederates from holding certain public offices.

The claims against Trump stem from Democrat assertions that Trump was somehow responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Nearly all the mainstream media have adopted the left’s claim that the riot was an “insurrection,” and that Trump was responsible for it. While Trump did encourage supporters who believed the 2020 election was not conducted above board to go to the Capitol to voice their concerns, he urged them to protest “peacefully and patriotically.”

Trump has neither been tried for nor convicted of “insurrection,” and it is not even clear what actions or events a court would consider an insurrection.

Missouri’s Jay Ashcroft called the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision “disgraceful,” and vows to do the same to Biden should SCOTUS uphold the Colorado court. He told NBC News he made the statement to “remind people of how severe” the court’s action really was.

Ashcroft wrote on Twitter, “While I expect the Supreme Court to overturn this, if not, Secretaries of State will step in & ensure the new legal standard for @realDonaldTrump applies equally to @JoeBiden!” He also warned that other GOP-led states may do the same.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump’s Colorado case beginning February 8th.

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