Former President Donald Trump recently denounced a watchdog group from Washington, D.C., representing Colorado voters and trying to prevent the former president from appearing on the state’s ballot in 2024, citing the 14th Amendment, as reported by The Post Millennial.
Trump hasn't even been charged with insurrection, never mind convicted. 14th Amendment does NOT apply
Trump slams 'watchdog group' for attempts to remove him from Colorado ballot for 'insurrection' under 14th Amendment https://t.co/1ZRtTPdazw
— Libby Emmons (@libbyemmons) September 11, 2023
On Truth Social, Trump said, “The group suing me in Colorado to ridiculously try and Unconstitutionally keep me off the ballot… is TRUMP DERANGED ‘CREW’.”
Trump added that the group is “composed of many slime balls & groups like Norm Eisen through Brookings or Just Security, Andrew Weissmann, Joyce Vance, et al.”
“They are, perhaps illegally, working with Weissmann acolyte Lisa Monaco at ‘Injustice.’ I have been beating them for years, including Impeachments. MAGA!!!” he continued.
In his post, Trump also claimed he is leading against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) by almost 50 points and President Joe Biden in Colorado.
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW) accused Trump of violating Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states that an individual may not seek office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
Of course, CREW’s citing of the 14th Amendment to disqualify Trump is a reference to the Capitol protests of Jan. 6, 2021. Many Democrats have accused the former president of “inciting an insurrection” on that day.
According to CREW, Trump “incited and encouraged a violent mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in a futile attempt to remain in office.”
“If the very fabric of our democracy is to hold, we must ensure that the Constitution is enforced and the same people who attacked our democratic system not be put in charge of it,” CREW President Noah Bookbinder said.
Bookbinder claimed that the group is not “bringing this case to make a point” but that Jan. 6, 2021, “was exactly the kind of event the framers of the 14th Amendment wanted to build protections in case of.”
In August 2023, Trump was indicted by Special Counsel Jack Smith in Washington, D.C. for his role in the Jan. 6 protests. The former president’s trial is scheduled to begin on March 4, 2024, days before Super Tuesday is scheduled, according to Fox News.