D.C Watchdog Files Lawsuit to Block Trump from 2024 Ballot

A Washington D.C. watchdog group has filed a lawsuit that seeks to block President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 election ballot in Colorado.

The suit cites the 14th Amendment in court filings and blames Trump for Jan. 6.

The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), filed the lawsuit in Colorado under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

The lawsuit falsely alleges that President Trump led an “insurrection” against the United States.

CREW issued a statement on its website that reads:

“Having disqualified himself from public office by violating Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, Donald Trump must be removed from the ballot, according to a lawsuit filed today by six Republican and unaffiliated Colorado voters including former state, federal and local officials, represented by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the firms Tierney Lawrence Stiles LLC, KBN Law, LLC, and Olson Grimsley Kawanabe Hinchcliff & Murray LLC.”

“Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, also known as the Disqualification Clause, bars any person from holding federal or state office who took an ‘oath…to support the Constitution of the United States’ and then has ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof,’” the statement continues.

“On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood before the nation and took an oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’

“After losing the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump violated that oath by recruiting, inciting, and encouraging a violent mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in a futile attempt to remain in office.”

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley and others have said that calls to use the 14th Amendment against Trump are not realistic.

“I think it’s the most dangerous theory that has emerged in decades,” Turley said Tuesday night on Fox News.

“I think it’s entirely unsupported by the text and the history of the 14th Amendment.

“This provision was written after the Civil War of an actual rebellion where hundreds of thousands of people died — there was an army on the other side.

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“They had their own foreign policy.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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