On Friday, former President Trump issued a dire warning that failure to receive a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court regarding his eligibility for the 2024 presidential ballot would result in “huge trouble.”
The Colorado case is en route to the Supreme Court, following the state’s Supreme Court’s decision last month that Trump’s participation in the January 6 uprising disqualifies him from the primary ballot.
“I just hope we get fair treatment. Because if we don’t, our country’s in big, big trouble. Does everybody understand what I’m saying?” Trump said during a recent rally in Iowa.
Additionally, Trump expressed displeasure with Democrats’ criticism of the court’s integrity regarding the appointment of three justices by Trump, alleging that they are exerting excessive political influence over the court’s rulings.
“They’re saying, ‘Oh, Trump owns the Supreme Court, he owns it. He owns it. If they make a decision for him, it will be terrible. It’ll ruin their reputations. ‘He owns the Supreme Court. He put on three judges. He owns the Supreme Court. If they rule in his favor, it will be horrible for them. And we’ll protest at their houses.’” he stated.
The Colorado case contends that Trump’s conduct pertaining to the Capitol disturbances of January 6 violates the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment, which bars from office those who have participated in or assisted in insurrection against the nation.
It is probable that a ruling by the Supreme Court will also resolve the matter in other jurisdictions.
In excess of a dozen states have challenged Trump’s ballot eligibility, and Maine removed him from the ballot on the same grounds.