A Colorado judge has ruled that former president Donald Trump was “engaged in an insurrection” on January 6, 2021, however rejected to remove him from the state’s 2024 primary ballot, asserting that the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection ban” do not apply to presidents.
The major decision by Colorado Judge Sarah Wallace on Friday comes after judges in Michigan and Minnesota gave out same verdict and refused to remove the former president from the state’s primary ballot for 2024.
With 2024 primary season fast approaching, these three high-profiles challenges against Trump, which had the backing of well – funded advocacy groups, have so far failed to remove him from single ballot.
However, the ruling in Colorado condemned the act of Trump as it labelled him as an insurrectionist who “actively primed the anger of his extremist supporters,” and “acted with the specific intent to incite political violence and direct it at the Capitol.”
Overall, in her ruling, the judge agreed with almost everything that the challengers argues, except on the critical question of whether a president can be disqualified by the 14th Amendment.