This is incredible news for President Trump.
Led by Sen. Ted Cruz and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, 179 total members of Congress from the House and Senate alike have banded together to sign a Supreme Court brief in support of Trump to keep his name on the 2024 ballot.
Check it out:
🚨 BREAKING: 177 Members of Congress join Ted Cruz and Steve Scalise in Amicus Curiae Brief filled to the Supreme Court in support of Donald J. Trump in the Colorado Case seeking to disqualify him from the ballot pic.twitter.com/1X7yJm1xVf
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 18, 2024
The amicus brief challenges the argument that Trump violated the 14th amendment, which bars figures who led an ‘insurrection’ from holding public office.
JUST IN: 🚨🚨
A New US Supreme Court brief was just filed by 177 members of US Congress, including 46 Senators, in support of President Trump remaining on the 2024 Presidential ballot. The brief Casts doubt on whether or not President Trump bears responsibility for what took… pic.twitter.com/IqpbR6Vc6S
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 18, 2024
It’s great to see the GOP standing up for Trump!
Here’s what some members of Congress who signed the brief are saying about it on X:
🚨 BREAKING: Just filed a Supreme Court amicus brief with @SenTedCruz—joined by 175+ House and Senate Republicans—supporting Trump’s Colorado ballot appeal.
The Colorado Supreme Court is setting a dangerous precedent and subverting the will of the people. https://t.co/dHai88yZSM
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 18, 2024
I’m proud to work with Leader Scalise and our fellow legislators on this Supreme Court amicus brief to defend the Constitution’s separation of powers and the ability of the American people to decide who their next president will be.https://t.co/xHXdRdbNyV
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 18, 2024
Yesterday I joined the amicus brief filed by @SteveScalise and @SenTedCruz. If people want Trump on the ballot, let him on the ballot. The People decide, not a state Supreme Court. https://t.co/NHz5s8Mllc
— Rep. Tim Burchett (@RepTimBurchett) January 19, 2024
The next presidential election should be decided by the American people—not four Democrats on the CO Supreme Court.
— Aaron Bean (@RepAaronBean) January 18, 2024
Fox News has more to say on why Republican lawmakers signed the Supreme Court brief:
Republican House and Senate leaders filed an amicus brief in support of former President Donald Trump’s case against the Colorado Supreme Court for removing him from the state’s 2024 ballot. More than 170 lawmakers signed the brief.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., filed the brief on Thursday, arguing the court’s decision “encroaches” on Congress’ powers and that Congress must pass authorizing legislation to enforce the 14th Amendment, which the Colorado Supreme Court cited as the basis for removing Trump.
“The radical left consistently does what they claim their opponents are doing. While President Biden and his allies claim they are defending democracy, their supporters are working to undermine democracy by banning Biden’s likely general election opponent from appearing on the ballot,” Cruz said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “The American people see through this, and I’m confident the Supreme Court will as well.”
Scalise said in a statement that the Colorado court is “setting a dangerous precedent” and “subverting the will of the American people.”
“Not only does the Colorado Supreme Court have no authority to remove President Trump from the ballot in the 2024 presidential election, but the broad and ill-defined justifications they use can easily be abused in the future to block political opponents from assuming office,” he said.
The Washington Post also reported: