In a bold move, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, a proud GOP member, deemed the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to boot former President Trump from the 2024 GOP primary ballot as preposterous and outrageous. “There was no trial on any of this,” DeSantis fumed. “They basically just said, what, you can’t be on the ballot? I mean, how does that work?”
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DeSantis, with a twinkle of defiance in his eye, lamented the lack of “limiting principle” in the Colorado ruling and threw some shade by implying that other states could follow suit and oust President Biden using the excuse of “constitutional violations.” He raised the question, “Could we just say that Biden can’t be on the ballot because he let in 8 million illegals into the country and violated the constitution, which he has?”
The governor didn’t mince words when he accused the Colorado Supreme Court of abusing its power in a bid to solidify support for Trump in the primaries and pave the way for a generic Democrat (or Biden) to waltz into the general election. DeSantis railed, “They’re doing all this stuff to basically solidify support in the primary for [Trump], get him into the general, and the whole general election is going to be all this legal stuff. I think they have a playbook that unfortunately will work.”
If that wasn’t enough, GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy chimed in, vowing to withdraw from the Colorado state primary if Trump remained sidelined. According to Ramaswamy, the ruling was nothing short of an “attack on democracy” and a blatant attempt to silence political opponents. “This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like,” Ramaswamy lambasted, decrying the decision as “un-American” and “unconstitutional.”
While Ramaswamy was ready to take a stand and walk away, DeSantis, ever the resilient spirit, declared he wouldn’t be following suit. “I’ve qualified for all the ballots. I’m competing in all the states, and I’m going to accumulate the delegates necessary,” he proclaimed, with the fire of determination burning bright in his eyes.
Joining the chorus of dissenters, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick contemplated the idea of giving President Biden the boot from his state’s presidential ballot, citing the southern border crisis and accusing Biden of allowing over eight million illegal migrants to enter the U.S. “Maybe we should take Joe Biden off the ballot in Texas for allowing 8 million people to cross the border since he’s been president, disrupting our state far more than anything anyone else has done in recent history,” Patrick suggested.
He then took a giant leap forward and hit the airwaves, stating, “The Biden administration is doing nothing.” To top it off, he filed a bill to address the impending human smuggling problem that escalated under Biden, breathing the fiery breath of the Lone Star State’s resilient spirit into the mix.
As if that wasn’t enough, Republican candidate for Congress (FL-11), Anthony Sabatini, threw his hat into the ring, clamoring for Biden’s prompt removal from the Florida ballot.
While the Colorado Supreme Court may have ruled against former President Trump, if there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that the conservative faction isn’t about to go down without a fight.