Judge's Reaction To Finding Trump 'Engaged In Insurrection' In 2020 Election



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On Friday, District Judge Sara B. Wallace ruled against any such ventures in Colorado, giving the former president both a win and a rebuke at the same time. While Wallace, who was appointed by the state's Democratic governor Jared Polis, ruled that Trump could remain in the state's election, he also concluded that he "engaged in insurrection" because of his movements in the wake of the 2020 election. "Happened". ", which encouraged this dependence.

In response to an inquiry from Newsweek on Saturday, Trump spokesman Steven Cheung made an official announcement celebrating the dismissal of the ballot challenge, while also expressing no objection to Wallace's ruling that Trump had incited the insurrection.

Cheung's announcement said, "We applaud the modern decision in Colorado, which is another nail in the coffin of un-American voting-demanding situations." "With this selection, Democrats' 14th Amendment challenges in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire have now been defeated. These examples represent the most reprehensible and blatant political efforts by desperate Democrats to infiltrate the upcoming presidential election That "crooks who think Joe Biden is a failed president who is rushing to defeat."

Meanwhile, the judge's decision drew several reactions on X, formerly known as Twitter, from various prison experts, including former judge J. People like Michael Luttig objected to Wallace's argument that the president "is not an officer of the United States."

"It is incomprehensible as a matter of constitutional interpretation that the office of President of the United States is not 'an office in the United States,'" Luttig, an adviser to former Trump Vice President Mike Pence, wrote Friday. "It is even more constitutionally unfathomable, if it is possible, that the former President did not take an oath to 'lead the Constitution of the United States' within the meaning of Section Three, while he took an oath to 'defend, defend, Was.", and "The President took the oath of office to defend the Constitution of the United States."

He later said: "The Constitution is in no way suicidal with America's democracy. In fact, in this instance, it is optional. The entire purpose of Section 3, confirmed through its literal text is, that disqualification disqualifies someone who, after taking an oath to support the Constitution, engages in an insurrection or riot in opposition to the Constitution. That's exactly what the former president did when he tried to overturn the 2020 election and The rebels remained at the workplace in violation of the section that provides for a four-year term of office for the President."

Lawrence Tribe, a constitutional scholar at Harvard University, raised a similar problem with Wallace's choice.

"Judge Wallace held that anyone other than a former president who did what he found Trump did – took an oath to the Constitution and then broke that oath by violent insurrection – should not in any way be re-elected to public office. Must run. Can run, Tribe wrote on Saturday X. "So that no man is above the law!"

"You suggest that you find it strange that the drafters of the 14th Amendment would have decided that no person should hold any federal office except the presidency?" Trump attorney and vocal conservative critic George Conway wrote in response to Tribe. "Or that the President is not always an 'officer' of the United States under the Constitution which expressly refers to the presidency as an 'office'?"

"Although I am critical of Trump's speech and actions that day, I still believe the Court is completely wrong on the First Amendment," conservative legal analyst Jonathan Turley wrote on his Internet site Saturday. "It is common for political leaders to call for protests at the federal or nation's capitals when a debatable rule or proposal is taken up. In fact, in past elections, Democratic individuals have also protested and cast electoral votes in Congress. Have challenged."

He said: "The fact is that Trump did not mention violence or rioting in any way. Rather, he called on his supporters to compete for the certification of electoral votes and to guide the challenges being made through some participants. Congress... He advised his fans to 'raise their voices peacefully and patriotically'.


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