Alabama's state and federal lawmakers are coming out to support former President Donald Trump after the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified him from appearing on the state's presidential ballot.
On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court officially ruled to disqualify Trump from participating in the state's presidential election related to his alleged role in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
The court cited the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in its opinion, which bars a person from holding federal office if they have "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against" the U.S.
Trump immediately announced plans to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Crooked Joe and the Democrats know they can't beat us at the ballot box, so their new plan is to nullify every single 'Trump ballot' in the nation to keep Biden in the White House," Trump said in a statement.
He continued, "A ruling party is attempting to amass total control over America by rigging the election against its leading opponent who happens to be a political outsider committed to defending the needs and interests of hardworking Americans. This is how dictatorships are born."
Shortly after the ruling was announced, lawmakers in D.C. and Montgomery blasted the court's ruling and declared support for the former president.
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Monrovia)
Colorado’s effort to remove President Trump from the ballot will fail because people see clearly what is happening. Trump is popular because he produced the greatest economy in generations & kept his promise to represent the American people instead of Washington special interests— Dale W. Strong (@RepDaleStrong) December 20, 2023
U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile)
We cannot allow liberal justices to continue forcing their personal agendas on millions of Americans.— Jerry Carl (@CarlForAlabama) December 20, 2023
This is election interference, pure and simple, and we shouldn’t tolerate it. https://t.co/kj6qonNJwX
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise)
This is election interference.— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) December 20, 2023
America stands with President Trump! https://t.co/ZKA6oT7bDY
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover)
Removing President Trump from the ballot sets a dangerous precedent where the Constitution becomes a meaningless document weaponized by the left against their political enemies. pic.twitter.com/0c8HG6NVmC— Gary Palmer (@USRepGaryPalmer) December 20, 2023
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville)
I’m confident the United States Supreme Court will reverse the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court. State courts should not be in the business of deciding who may or may not seek federal office. This ruling also realistically has no impact at all on the electoral college.— Robert Aderholt (@Robert_Aderholt) December 20, 2023
Aside from Alabama's federal delegation, Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth also chimed in in support of Trump, claiming the ruling was an attempt to "steal and rig next year's election."
Colorado is already trying to steal and rig next year’s presidential election. The national media and the country’s most liberal states know President Trump will beat Joe Biden handily, which is what they fear most. Join me in helping President Trump make America great again.— Will Ainsworth (@willainsworthAL) December 20, 2023
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