Following Donald Trump’s appeal to the Supreme Court yesterday of the Colorado ruling that bars him from the ballot for his involvement in the January 6th insurrection, the plaintiffs in Anderson v. Griswold today filed a response with the Supreme Court. Noah Bookbinder, president of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which along with the firms Tierney Lawrence Stiles LLC, KBN Law, LLC and Olson Grimsley Kawanabe Hinchcliff & Murray LLC is representing the plaintiffs, released the following statement:
“The facts and the law are clear: Donald Trump is disqualified from holding office under the 14th Amendment after he incited the January 6th insurrection following his loss in the 2020 election. The Supreme Court of Colorado came to the right conclusion in favor of our clients, and the U.S. Supreme Court must now uphold it. In defending this decision, we are working to defend American democracy. We believe in the rule of law and have faith in the judicial system. The Supreme Court should take up this case quickly to ensure that Colorado Republican primary voters like our client—and all Americans—have confidence in the eligibility of the people on their ballots.”
The Colorado Republican Party previously filed an appeal to the Supreme Court.