US presidential election 2024: Donald Trump declared ineligible in Colorado due to his role in the attack on the Capitol

The Supreme Court of Colorado declared, Tuesday, December 19, Donald Trump ineligible for the 2024 US presidential election due to his role in the attack on the Capitol in Washington in early 2021

US presidential election 2024: Donald Trump declared ineligible in Colorado due to his role in the attack on the Capitol

The Supreme Court of Colorado declared, Tuesday, December 19, Donald Trump ineligible for the 2024 US presidential election due to his role in the attack on the Capitol in Washington in early 2021. It ordered the withdrawal of ballots in his name for the Republican primaries in this state, which are scheduled to take place on March 5, 2024.

The Supreme Court upheld a November ruling by a district judge who concluded that Mr. Trump had “engaged in rebellion on January 6, 2021” during the storming of the Capitol, but instead considered that the 14th amendment of the Constitution, invoked to claim his ineligibility, applied to a president, which was not the case in the first instance judgment.

However, it suspended its decision until January 4, in case of appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States before then.

“Undemocratic” decision, according to Trump spokesperson

The decision by this court, whose justices were all appointed by Democratic governors, marks the first time in U.S. history that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution has been used to disqualify a presidential candidate .

“The Colorado Supreme Court issued a completely flawed decision this evening and we will quickly go to the United States Supreme Court and seek a stay of this deeply undemocratic decision,” said Donald Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung. in a press release.