As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday for removing former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) stood outside to support the former president.
“Now Democrats in state capitals across America have decided and are trying to kick President Donald Trump off the ballot in November,” he said in a video posted to X. “They are using a legal theory that has never ever been used before. It goes way beyond the Constitution."
This morning, I was proud to take a stand for President Trump and for Democracy outside the Supreme Court.— Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) February 8, 2024
The Left’s witch-hunt has gone on long enough. Stop this attack on OUR Democracy, and let the PEOPLE decide in November. pic.twitter.com/s6yfox7k6w
He continued, "It twists the words of our Constitution into something that it has never been. Democrats like to talk about our Democracy. They love it. They love to talk Democracy, but Democrats are desperately trying to stop the American people from deciding who will be our next president.”
The plaintiffs in Trump v. Anderson alleged Trump incited an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and should be barred from running again based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Trump contends the amendment would not apply to him as president — which is not among the offices listed — and that his actions on January 6 were protected speech, not incitement or insurrection.
While some protesters have been charged with seditious conspiracy, no one has been formally charged with insurrection, including Trump.
“The Left’s witch-hunt has gone on long enough,” Tuberville said in his X post. “Stop this attack on OUR Democracy, and let the PEOPLE decide in November.”
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