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Lindsey Graham Criticizes Colorado Supreme Court’s Trump Ruling as “A Political Decision”

Overview of Senator Lindsey Graham’s comments 

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Senator Lindsey Graham offerered a comprehensive overview of the recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling while speaking at an event about judicial confirmations on November 6, 2019. During the event, he delves into key aspects and implications of the court’s decision 

Lindsey Graham’s Perspective 

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Senator Lindsey Graham contends that the Colorado Supreme Court’s recent decision is characterized as a “political decision,” accompanied by allegations of Democrats harboring animosity towards former President Donald Trump. Graham accuses Democrats of fostering antipathy towards Trump in relation to the court ruling. 

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Interview Highlights 

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During an ABC News “This Week” interview on December 24, Senator Lindsey Graham discussed his concerns regarding the recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling. Graham specifically asserted that the decision lacks a constitutional basis. 

Colorado Supreme Court Decision 

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The Colorado Supreme Court has issued a ruling to exclude Donald Trump from the state primary ballot, citing his alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol breach and referencing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment as grounds for the decision. The decision marks a historic move and triggers discussions on its legal implications. 

Graham’s Critique 

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Senator Lindsey Graham strongly condemns the ruling, describing it as “chilling” and highlighting its potential detriment to the integrity of presidential races. He expresses serious concern over the possible politicization of the election process as a result. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Perspective 

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Senator Lindsey Graham is Confident in U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Colorado Ruling. Senator Graham predicts a “slam dunk” outcome in the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing confidence in former President Trump’s eventual inclusion on the Colorado ballot 

Growing Criticism 

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Senator Ron Johnson expresses concerns regarding the perceived infiltration of “radical leftism” into various U.S. institutions, shedding light on his perspective. In the wake of the recent court ruling, Republicans unite in a show of unwavering support for former President Trump, emphasizing solidarity in the face of legal challenges. 

GOP Reactions 

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In response to the recent Colorado Supreme Court decision, Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy strongly criticizes the ruling, characterizing it as a direct assault on democratic principles. Additionally, Ramaswamy declares his intention to withdraw from the Colorado primary ballot and calls on fellow candidates to join him in protest against the court’s decision. 

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Legal Opinions 

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Former Attorney General Bill Barr has expressed his opinion, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the recent ruling. Ty Cobb viewed the White House lawyer’s prediction of a potential 9–0 Supreme Court ruling in Trump’s favour. 

Colorado’s Historic Decision 

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Colorado’s status as the first state in U.S. history to remove a candidate (Trump) from its primary ballot was significant. Republicans strongly support these reactions expressing their solidarity with Trump. 

Legal Timeline 

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The Colorado Supreme Court has temporarily suspended its decision until January 4. This decision will provide President Trump’s legal team with an opportunity to seek review from the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Future Steps 

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Amidst the recent ruling, the Colorado Republican Party is actively considering a shift from the primary to a caucus system as a potential alternative should Donald Trump be excluded from the ballot. This proposed change reflects the party’s strategic evaluation in response to the legal developments. 

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