Trump makes final written argument before the Supreme Court hears 14th Amendment case
President Donald Trump’s legal team made one last written argument on Monday in the Colorado 14th Amendment case that has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), which will determine whether the president’s name will be stripped from the 2024 presidential ballot.
Nationwide, the president has had great success on the issue of the 14th Amendment challenges, but the Colorado case has been a legal sticking point.
Earlier this year, the Colorado State Supreme Court ruled that Trump was “disqualified” from appearing on the ballot, which the president appealed.
According to CNN Politics, the final written argument from his attorneys strongly asserted, “He is the presumptive Republican nominee and the leading candidate for President of the United States. The American people – not courts or election officials – should choose the next President of the United States.”
As reported by RSBN, SCOTUS will hear oral arguments on the Colorado case on Thursday, Feb. 8, which intersects with the Nevada GOP caucus.
The 14th Amendment, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution states that no one may hold public office in the United States if they have engaged in an insurrection or rebellion.
The puzzling part of the legal challenges rests, ultimately, on whether anyone can prove that Trump actually participated in any type of proven insurrection in relation to the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
On Tuesday, Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., presented a joint resolution that would authoritatively state that President Donald J. Trump did not engage in an insurrection.
“Rogue Democrat operatives are attempting to use this lie to illegally take President Trump off the ballot,” Stefanik stated on X. This resolution could potentially provide important additional support for the president’s defense in the 14th Amendment case.
Per CNN, Trump’s attorneys argued on Monday that those who have brought the case against Trump in Colorado have sought to “impose the same anti-democratic measure” that is present in Venezuela, which suspended the opposition party’s primary election process last year.
According to the Associated Press, the Venezuelan government has spent considerable time attempting to stop the country’s primary election and its primary candidate from challenging President Nicolas Maduro.
Just last week, the U.S. State Department threatened to levy sanctions on Venezuelan oil if their government did not make strides toward allowing equal participation in their election processes, via The Hill.