NewsDonald Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President of the United States

Donald Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President of the United States

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2:39 AM EST, December 20, 2023

The ruling, published on Tuesday, highlighted that a majority of the court found that "President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President of the United States" as per the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

This amendment's third paragraph, introduced after the Civil War, states that any person who has sworn an oath to the U.S Constitution "cannot participate in an insurrection or rebellion against it, or offer aid or support to its enemies".

The court, which concluded by a 4:3 vote, asserted that the January 6, 2021 attack by Trump supporters amounted to an insurrection. The court also emphasized that Trump's actions, including his speech stirring up the protesters that day, demonstrated his involvement.

During that time, Trump was urging his supporters to "walk to the Capitol and show their strength." He also emphasized that if "they do not fight like hell (...) they will no longer have a country".

"We did not arrive at these conclusions lightly. We are conscious of the gravity and breadth of the issues before us. We also recognize our solemn duty to apply the law without fear or bias, regardless of the public's response to the decisions that the law necessitates," the judges stated

Verdict delivered in Donald Trump's case

The judgment in Donald Trump's case resulted from a complaint by seven voters, six of whom are Republicans. The plaintiffs sought to disqualify Trump from running in the state's Republican primaries.

The Colorado Supreme Court's decision implies that Trump will not be able to appear on the region's ballots. Trump's campaign spokesperson, Steven Cheung, has responded to this verdict. He declared an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, labeling the decision as "completely erroneous".

"We firmly believe that the U.S. Supreme Court will prioritize and resolve this matter in our favor, ultimately putting an end to these anti-American lawsuits," he underscored in a statement

If the Colorado court's final decision takes effect, Trump's victory in the election will still be a possibility. This ruling is only applicable within this state.

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