Vivek Ramaswamy says he will BOYCOTT Colorado ballot and his Republican rivals should do the same after ‘cabal of Democrat judges’ bars Trump

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy threatened to boycott Colorado’s GOP primary over Tuesday’s Colorado State Supreme Court decision
  • On Tuesday the Colorado high court removed former President Donald Trump from the 2024 primary ballot arguing he’s ineligible to be president 
  • The Democrat-led court argued that Trump had violated the 14th Amendment’s insurrectionist clause over his role in the January 6 Capitol attack 

Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy threatened to boycott Colorado’s March GOP primary over the state supreme court decision barring former President Donald Trump from the ballot.  

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday removed Trump from the state’s 2024 Republican primary ballot, ruling that he violated the insurrectionist clause of the 14th Amendment for his role in the January 6 Capitol attack. 

In a 4-3 decision from Democratic-appointed justices, Colorado’s high court ruled the ex-president and 2024 hopeful isn’t eligible for the presidency, infuriating the Trump campaign and Republicans who said the decision was politically motivated. 

Ramaswamy referred to the group as a ‘a cabal of Democrat judges’ as he made his boycott threat. 

‘I pledge to *withdraw* from the Colorado GOP primary unless Trump is also allowed to be on the state’s ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley to do the same immediately – or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous consequences for our country,’ Ramaswamy posted to X Tuesday night. 

Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy threatened to boycott Colorado’s Republican primary over the state Supreme Court decision Tuesday that would toss former President Donald Trump off the ballot 

In a long-winded post on X Tuesday night, Ramaswamy argued that the Colorado State Supreme Court's legal argument was wrong and pushed other GOP hopefuls to boycott the state's primary over the decision, which will be challenged in the Supreme Court

In a long-winded post on X Tuesday night, Ramaswamy argued that the Colorado State Supreme Court’s legal argument was wrong and pushed other GOP hopefuls to boycott the state’s primary over the decision, which will be challenged in the Supreme Court 

Colorado’s Republican primary is scheduled to take place on March 5, or on ‘Super Tuesday’ as it’s called, when a large number of states hold their primary contests. 

‘This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado,’ Ramaswamy also said. 

‘Today’s decision is the latest election interference tactic to silence political opponents and swing the election for whatever puppet the Democrats put up this time by depriving Americans of the right to vote for their candidate of choice,’ the 38-year-old entrepreneur added. 

Ramaswamy, who holds a law degree from Yale, said he didn’t accept the court’s decision because Section 3 of the 14th Amendment does not apply to the presidency he argued.

He said Trump wasn’t a former ‘officer of the United States,’ because that language was intended to mean an individual appointed by the president.  

‘The Framers of the 14th Amendment would be appalled to see this narrow provision- intended to bar former U.S. officials who switched to the Confederacy from seeking public office – being weaponized by a sitting President and his political allies to prevent a former President from seeking reelection,’ Ramaswamy said. 

The Trump campaign said Tuesday night that it planned to appeal the decision directly to the Supreme Court. 

In a 4-3 decision from Democratic-appointed justices, Colorado's high court ruled former President Donald Trump (pictured) isn't eligible for the presidency, infuriating the Trump campaign and Republicans who said the decision was politically motivated

In a 4-3 decision from Democratic-appointed justices, Colorado’s high court ruled former President Donald Trump (pictured) isn’t eligible for the presidency, infuriating the Trump campaign and Republicans who said the decision was politically motivated

The Republican National Committee also pledged to assist in the legal fight. 

As for Ramaswamy, he’s stayed loyal to Trump despite running against the former president in the GOP primary. 

On the debate stage, the entrepreneur and political novice has mostly taken hits at Nikki Haley, the former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina who’s slowly displaced Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as Republicans’ second place pick. 

Trump continues to be the far-and-away frontrunner of the Republican primary pack.

In Iowa, where Trump campaign Tuesday night as the Colorado news broke, the ex-president is averaging the support of 51.2 percent of potential Iowa caucus goers, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average. 

By comparison, Ramaswamy is garnering  5.7 percent of the Hawkeye State’s GOP vote. 

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