In shocking news, 2024 Republican presidential hopeful and Biotech Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy just withdrew from the GOP primary in the Colorado ballot.
Let’s read the news and find out why.
After Trump’s removal, Ramaswamy withdraws from Colorado ballot
On Tuesday, Using the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment, Colorado’s highest court ruled 4–3 to disqualify Trump from the state’s Republican primary ballot.
Following the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to remove former President Trump from the ballot due to his involvement in the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy vowed to withdraw from the GOP primary in Colorado Ballot.
The court declared that Trump caused an insurrection by stirring up his followers with false allegations of electoral fraud and leading them to the Capitol. With his involvement in the Capitol attack, Colorado became the first state to forbid Trump from running for president.
Also, Read “NH man charged with threatening to kill Vivek Ramaswamy.”
According to the insurrection clause, a person who engages in insurrection after swearing to “support” the Constitution as “an officer of the United States” cannot hold “any office… under the United States.”
According to the Colorado Supreme Court, the clause covers the president’s office.
In a statement, Ramaswamy called out his fellow GOP presidential contenders, claiming, “I pledge to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary unless Trump is also allowed to be on the state’s ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley to do the same immediately — or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous consequences for our country.”
He added, “This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado,”
The state Supreme Court stated in its ruling, “We do not reach these conclusions lightly. We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us.”
“We are likewise mindful of our solemn duty to apply the law, without fear or favor, and without being swayed by public reaction to the decisions that the law mandates we reach.”
This decision to disqualify Trump was taken under a seven-member bench of Colorado’s Supreme Court, entirely appointed by Democratic governors.
However, To give Trump time to seek review from the US Supreme Court, the Colorado court held off its decision until January 4.
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