The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday of disqualifying former president Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 election ballots, quickly triggered the members of Congress of the both parties.
The case has been the potential to reignite an explosive national debate over the nature of January 6 riots at Capitol and the degree to which Trump could be held in relation to the violence.
Colorado becomes first state for such a verdict as four out of seven judges on the panel ruled that the 14th Amendment’s prohibition on individuals who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from holding office applies to Trump, the first such state to do so.
The case is likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court as the Trump campaign has vowed of appealing the verdict, while the Colorado judges has issued a stay until January 4, allowing the federal judiciary to adjudicate it.
House Speaker Mike Johnson, in a statement, said that the ruling “is nothing but a thinly veiled partisan attack.” He added that he is confident of that Supreme Court will “set aside this reckless decision.”