On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court issued an order to disqualify President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot based on their interpretation of the 14th Amendment.
This decision has sparked debate amongst Republicans, particularly due to Trump’s lack of formal charges or conviction related to an insurrection.
This incident is indicative of a concerning trend among Democrats, in which they believe it is within their right to choose who should represent the Republican Party – similar to how communist rule operates in Hong Kong.
This type of behavior aligns with totalitarian regimes and cannot be tolerated in a democratic society such as ours.
In response, Vivek Ramaswamy has announced his withdrawal from the Colorado primary until President Trump is reinstated.
He also challenged other prominent Republicans including Governor DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Chris Christie to do the same.
Vivek Ramaswamy: They have just tried to bar President Trump from the Colorado ballot using an unconstitutional maneuver that is a bastardization of the 14th Amendment to our U.S. Constitution. This was a provision, section three, that was designed to bar Confederate members, people who switched to the Confederacy, from actually being able to serve. That’s very different than what’s at issue here, to say the least.
This is a hollowed out husk of what the country was built on. The basic principle that we the people, select our leadership, not the unelected elite class in the back of palace halls. That’s old world Europe, not the United States. That’s why I’m making a pledge today that I will withdraw. I pledge to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary ballot unless and until Trump’s name is restored.
And I demand that Ron DeSantis and Chris Christie and Nikki Haley do the same thing, or else these Republicans are simply complicit in this unconstitutional attack on the way we conduct our constitutional republic.
I refuse to be complicit in that. I think what they’re doing is wrong, and I think it’s up to Republicans to step up and stand up with a spine for our country’s future. That’s really what’s at stake, whether we, the people, actually have a say in deciding who leads this country. Yes, it would be easier for other Republicans like me, who are running in this race, to say, hey, if Trump is sidelined, there’s our opportunity.
I think the most useful thing that every GOP candidate can do right now is to join me in that pledge. I’ll say that I will withdraw from that Colorado GOP primary ballot until Trump’s name is restored. This belongs to the people, not to the unelected democratic cabal of judges in Colorado or any other state.
And I demand that Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley and Chris Christie do the same thing, or else they’re complicit in what this security state is trying to do to shut down Trump. I stand by that, and I expect them to do the right thing.
Republicans must take a stand against this growing Marxist influence. It would be unwise to think that the danger will end with Trump’s term.
They must not fall into complacency.