Trump's opponents rally behind him after Colorado ballot debacle

 December 21, 2023

After the recent bombshell ruling out of Colorado -- specifically its Supreme Court -- that banned former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 primaru ballot, the former president has found a number of new allies.

Some of those allies, Fox News reported, include his GOP presidential opponents, who agree that such a move was an actual attack on democracy and not just the fake kind of attack that the left cries about.

Fox News explained how the Colorado Supreme Court came to its conclusion that Trump is ineligible.

The divided court ruled that Trump is ineligible to run for the presidency under the U.S. Constitution's insurrection clause, arguing that his actions fueled the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing protesters aiming to disrupt congressional certification of President Biden's 2020 election victory.

Many of Trump's GOP presidential opponents strongly disagreed with the decision, noting that while they'd still like to beat him on voting day, they don't want to see him taken off the ballot in any state.

"The Left invokes ‘democracy’ to justify its use of power, even if it means abusing judicial power to remove a candidate from the ballot based on spurious legal grounds. SCOTUS should reverse," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said in the wake of the ruling.

Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy was one of the first opponents to speak out, even vowing to take himself off of the Colorado ballot if Trump's name isn't reinstated.

"This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado," Ramaswam said.

He added, "Having tried every trick in the book to eliminate President Trump from running in this election, the bipartisan Establishment is now deploying a new tactic to bar him from ever holding office again."

In a quick presser, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters, "We don't need to have judges making these decisions. We need voters to make these decisions. So, I want to see this in the hands of the voters. We're going to win this the right way."

Even former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has spent much of his campaign attacking Trump, disagreed strongly with the Colorado Supreme Court.

"I do not believe Donald Trump should be prevented from being President of the United States by any court. I think he should be prevented from being President of the United States by the voters of this country," Christie said.

For his part, Trump has used the moment to boost fundraising and support to new levels.

Only time will tell if other states attempt to follow suit.