Following the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin’s 14th Amendment disqualification appeal, Noah Bookbinder, President of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which brought the case against Griffin, issued the following statement:

“By refusing to take up this appeal, the Supreme Court keeps in place the finding that January 6th was an insurrection, and ensures that states can still apply the 14th Amendment’s disqualification clause to state officials. Crucially, this decision reinforces that every decision-making body that has substantively considered the issue has found that January 6th was an insurrection, and Donald Trump engaged in that insurrection. Now it is up to the states to fulfill their duty under Section 3 to remove from office anyone who broke their oath by participating in the January 6th insurrection.”