The Democrat Party put all their eggs in 2024 in the basket of weaponizing the justice system against Donald Trump.
That bet may have just gone bust.
And Clarence Thomas set one trap that won Donald Trump this huge 2024 legal victory.
The George Soros-funded Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) funded a lawsuit centered on the fringe legal theory that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment allowed states to ban Donald Trump from the ballot based on the false claim he led an insurrection on January 6.
Four left-wing activists on the Colorado State Supreme Court obliged CREW and ruled the state could remove Trump from the March 5 primary ballot because Trump was an insurrectionist.
However, Donald Trump appealed this assault on democracy and took his case to the Supreme Court where judges who didn’t exist in the “resistance” bubble would test this lunatic notion in court.
And right from the jump, it was clear the justices – both conservative and liberal – had no time for this Cracker Jack box legal notion that partisan state officials could cancel an election by removing the opposing party’s candidate from the ballot.
Thomas asked CREW attorney Jason Murray for “contemporaneous examples” of states disqualifying insurrectionists from the ballot in national elections after the requisite number of states ratified the amendment in 1868 following the Civil War.
Murray prattled off examples of states banning Confederates from holding statewide office.
Justice Thomas jumped in to note that Murray failed to answer his question asking for states banning national candidates “shortly after the adoption of the 14th Amendment, where the states disqualified national candidates — not its own candidates.”
Murray knew he got trapped and admitted he couldn’t come up with any saying it’s “not surprising that there are few examples,” adding that “candidates were either write-in or they were party ballots, so the states didn’t run the ballots in the same way and there wouldn’t have been a process for determining before an election whether a candidate was qualified unlike the processes that we have now.”
Justice Thomas dug in on the point telling Murray that in the immediate period after states ratified the 14th Amendment there must have been a “plethora of Confederates still around” and that Murray should be able to name “a few examples of national candidates being disqualified, if your reading is correct.”
Once again, Murray admitted Thomas had him in checkmate.
“Other than the example I gave, no, but again, your honor, that’s not surprising because there wouldn’t have been — states certainly wouldn’t have the authority to remove a sitting federal officer,” Murray stated.
The justices on the Supreme Court called out CREW – as well as the Democrats and Never Trumpers banking on this legal cheat code – for trying to end the concept of elections in America.
If states can pick and choose who can appear on the ballot for president then four Democrat partisans on the Colorado State Supreme Court can rob every American of their right to pick their own leaders.
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