Trump Removed From 2024 Ballot?
Republican presidential hopeful John Anthony Castro issued a stark warning to former President Donald Trump, emphasizing the increasing legal pressure on him. This came in response to District Judge Sarah B. Wallace’s recent issuance of a protective order in a lawsuit aimed at preventing Trump from appearing on Colorado’s 2024 presidential ballot. The protective order, handed down last Friday, specifically forbids any party involved in the case from making threats or employing intimidating language.
According to Newsweek, Judge Wallace, in explaining her decision, acknowledged the concerns for the well-being of all involved parties, including lawyers and her own staff, given the backdrop of similar cases.
The request for this protective order was made by the legal representatives of the liberal organization Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Their objective is to disqualify Trump from the 2024 ballot, citing a rarely invoked clause in the 14th Amendment that bars individuals who have sworn an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and subsequently engaged in acts of insurrection against it from running for public office.
This argument is based on Trump’s alleged role in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, where a mob of his supporters stormed the building in an attempt to disrupt the congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
Despite leading the Republican presidential nomination race, Trump faces a formidable legal challenge with a total of 91 criminal charges spread across four indictments, two of which are related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Trump maintains his innocence, characterizing these charges as politically motivated “persecution.” It’s important to note that he has not been charged with insurrection or rebellion in any of these cases.
In a recent post on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Castro emphasized the mounting legal difficulties facing Trump by stating, “The walls are closing in fast MF,” alongside a link to an article discussing the issued protective order.