Former President Donald Trump could be kicked off multiple state’s ballot if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against him, according to MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow.
Colorado’s Supreme Court Ruled in a 4-3 decision, ruled that the Jan. 6 protest amounted to an insurrection in which Trump participated. The court found that Trump violated the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban” and is ineligible to be on the ballot in the state.
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Dear ignorant numbskulls, Donald Trump has never been convicted of…
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The ruling is, however, on hold pending an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Maddow, while speaking on Tuesday evening’s broadcast of “The ReidOut,” said Trump could be kicked off the ballots in multiple states if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Colorado ruling.
“I mean, if the Supreme Court were to affirm this ruling, he could be disqualified not just in Colorado but multiple states. Like the stakes couldn’t be higher,” Reid said. “As you say they define themselves as originalists. What does originalism mean? It means, in my layman’s take on it, it’s a fairytale, but if you listen to the way that they talk about it, it’s that there’s no interpretation. Essentially that, all they’re doing is applying the language of the Constitution as the people who wrote that language intended it in their own time. ”
Rachel Maddow: “If the Supreme Court were to affirm this ruling, he could be disqualified not just in Colorado but in multiple states. So, the stakes could not be higher.”
Eroding democracy to save democracy? This is going to backfire. pic.twitter.com/DTP8mrp6lQ
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Maddows added that the question that will determine how the Supreme Court Justices rule is how they feel about Trump being the leader of the Republican party.
“I do think the justices want just not to think of them as political actors, but I think we understand that they are and they have politics that are in some ways quite discernible for some of them and the others it’s a little critic,” Maddow added. “How do they feel about Donald Trump as the head of the Republican Party becomes a very hot question right now.”
The Colorado Supreme Court decision to remove Trump from the ballot won by a 4-3 vote.
All 7 justices were appointed by Democrats.
So what is the differentiator between the 4 that voted yay and the 3 that voted nay?
All 4 Yays graduated from Ivy Leagues.
All 3 Nays graduated…
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According to CNN, the U.S. Supreme Court has until Jan. 4 to settle the case. The case has to be settled before Jan. 5 which is the statutory deadline for the Republican party to set its list of candidates for the Republican primary.