Rep. Mike Waltz believes Colorado ballot issue will be 'knocked down' by SCOTUS

 December 27, 2023

Earlier this month, the Colorado Supreme Court, against the people's will, decided that former President Donald Trump will not appear on the 2024 GOP primary ballot.

The decision sent shockwaves throughout the country, especially given that attempts in other states to keep Trump off the ballot were quickly shot down.

But many Republicans, including Rep. Michael Waltz (FL) believe that the issue is far from over and that the U.S. Supreme Court will have the final say in the matter.

Waltz told Newsmax that he believes the high court will step in and reverse the state Supreme Court's bizarre and grossly unfair decision to keep Trump off of the ballot.

"I think the Supreme Court is going to step in and knock this nonsense down," he told the outlet.

During the interview, Waltz explained his take on the situation and where it's likely to go.

"They [U.S. Supreme Court] know that this has to be heard before January 5th, which is what, at least if you believe Colorado's secretary of state, she's saying in terms of determining the ballot," Waltz said.

The Florida lawmaker added, "But really, at the end of the day, there are a number of other states that are waiting, and either we're going to go down this road and knock this nonsense down, or you're going to see red states saying, 'Well, you know, even though there has yet to be a trial for bribery, for money laundering, or for any of the other tax evasion that we think that Joe Biden has participated in, then we'll start launching that in kind.'"

"And again. You have one more series of institutions that become unraveled," he said.

Perhaps the most critical ramifications are what happens in swing states. Waltz explained that if the same actions are taken against Trump and/or Biden in red-leaning and blue-leaning swing states, chaos will ensue.

"We have swing states that are looking at it. If one side is going to do it, then the other side is going to have to do it. Otherwise, we're going to need the courts to step in and restore some sanity here," Waltz said.

Trump received an outpouring of support in the wake of the Colorado high court's decision, including from fellow GOP presidential candidates.

Even some Democrats have stepped in and admitted that such an action was unprecedented and wrong.

Only time will tell if the Supreme Court intervenes and reverses the ruling.