Progressive Left’s Influence
Despite criticism from conservative voices, President Joe Biden has remained silent on the recent ruling in Colorado to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 ballots. Fox News host Laura Ingraham accuses Biden of being too afraid of the progressive left to take a stand against this decision.
Opposition to Democracy
Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller denounces the Democratic Party’s decision, claiming it opposes democracy itself. She argues that voters should have the right to choose their elected leaders, and Biden and the media should denounce the ruling to uphold democratic principles.
Pressure on Biden
Various voices, including Jonathan Turley, a professor of public interest law, and Alex Conant, a founding partner at Firehouse Strategies, urge Biden to distance himself from the ruling. They emphasize the importance of conveying an image of leadership and opposition to such decisions to protect the integrity of the electoral process.
Seeking Supreme Court Intervention
David Avella, chairman of GOPAC, believes the issue goes beyond President Biden and calls for a unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court to declare the Colorado court’s action unconstitutional. Avella argues that the decision sets a dangerous precedent and needs to be addressed swiftly.
President Biden’s Response
When asked about the ruling, President Biden declined to comment, stating that he will leave the decision on the 14th Amendment’s applicability to the court. However, he made it clear that he believes Trump supported an insurrection, emphasizing his stance on the events of January 6, 2021.
Despite reaching out for comment, the White House did not provide a response to Fox News Digital.
Appeals and the Supreme Court
While the ruling is currently stayed until January 4 due to anticipated appeals, it is widely expected that Trump will take the case to the Supreme Court. The 4-3 ruling cited the 14th Amendment and the Capitol riot as grounds for disqualifying Trump from appearing on Colorado’s ballots in 2024.