Republican lawmakers sign on to amicus brief about former President Trump and the ballot in Colorado
Senator Ron Johnson, along with Representatives Pete Stauber and Tom Tiffany, are part of a group of Republicans who’ve signed on to an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This has to do with the Colorado Supreme Court narrowly ruling that the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause deems former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s primary ballot.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments next month.
Tiffany’s statement reads: “It’s the American people’s right to choose their leaders through elections. By taking away people’s voice in our elections, the Colorado Supreme Court is destroying democracy, and I urge the U.S. Supreme Court to stand up for American voters and reverse this dangerous precedent.”
Stauber’s statement said this: “Donald Trump is the Republican frontrunner in the 2024 election and has earned the right to be on the Colorado ballot, yet President Biden’s allies are clearly so threatened by the former President that they will go to any lengths to prevent him from appearing on the ballot. This move by the Colorado Supreme Court undermines democracy and sets an incredibly dangerous precedent, which is why I was proud to join many of my Republican Congressional colleagues in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting Donald Trump’s right to remain on the ballot in Colorado. I am confident that the Supreme Court will do the right thing because the American people must be allowed to decide our elections.”