On Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) chairman John Wahl joined the growing number of voices supporting former President Donald Trump after the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified him from appearing on the state's primary ballot for the 2024 presidential race.
Wahl claimed the court was unethical to preemptively condemn Trump for alleged insurrection related to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, though he has not been charged with that crime.
"This court ruling is just the latest example of Democrats using the power of government as a political weapon," Wahl said. "We saw it when the IRS targeted conservative groups in 2012 when the Biden Administration weaponized the Justice Department, and now with a Democrat-appointed state court going after their party's biggest political rival. These actions undermine the faith and trust of the American people and are a serious part of why trust in the federal government is at an all-time low."
"The United States Constitution enshrines the basic human right that every person is innocent until proven guilty. That includes Donald Trump, and unfortunately, that is a fact that the Colorado Supreme Court forgot when making this ruling," he added.
The court cited the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in its opinion, which bars a person from holding certain federal offices if they have "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against" the United States.
Alabama's GOP federal delegation swiftly condemned the decision as an attempt to sway the results of the 2024 presidential election.
However, as many legal analysts have posited, Wahl said he believed the Colorado court's decision would be overturned on appeal by the U.S. Supreme Court.
"If this liberal court and the Biden Administration really believed in the democratic process, they would let the voters decide who should be our next president," Wahl continued. "Using the justice system to silence your political opponent is not only un-American, it's just plain wrong. It is my hope that the United States Supreme Court will take up President Trump's appeal, and correct this grave miscarriage of justice by returning control to the voters."
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