Elected Officials & Legal Experts Universally Rebuke Colorado Supreme Court Decision

December 21, 2023

“Today’s ruling attempting to disqualify President Trump from the Colorado ballot is nothing but a thinly veiled partisan attack. Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen registered to vote should not be denied the right to support our former president and the individual who is the leader in every poll of the Republican primary. We trust the U.S. Supreme Court will set aside this reckless decision and let the American people decide the next President of the United States.”


Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (LA-4)

“Apparently democracy is when judges tell people they’re not allowed to vote for the candidate leading in the polls? This is disgraceful. The Supreme Court must take the case and end this assault on American voters.”


Sen. J.D. Vance (OH)

“This is insane. In the US, we don't allow political hacks to kick their 'enemies' off the ballot because they disagree with them. If this is the path that radical Dems choose to weaponize the courts against conservatives, we are no better than the socialist regimes in VZ & Cuba.”


Sen. Rick Scott (FL)

“Liberal activist judges in Colorado are following the same playbook as Maduro and Castro. Democrats’ gross attempts to silence or disenfranchise American voters will never stand.”


Sen. Rick Scott (FL)

“The U.S. has put sanctions on other countries for doing exactly what the Colorado Supreme Court has done today.”


Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)

‘The Threat to Democracy™️ crowd is afraid of voters actually voting for their preferred candidate. It’s a joke and once again will backfire.”


Sen. Eric Schmitt (MO)

“The veil has been lifted. 2024 isn’t just an election between two candidates — it’s about reclaiming our Republic from radical Leftist hellbent on absolute power and control. The Democrats are perfectly willing to jail opponents, kick them off the ballot, censor speech, add states to the union and open up our border for raw political power. They will justify anything because…Trump. There is simply no limiting principle to this. It’s madness. Real Americans see right through this and it will backfire.”


Sen. Eric Scmitt (MO)

“This lawless, cynical ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court will not stand.”


Sen. Mike Lee (UT)

“This is an unprecedented and illegal action by liberal Colorado judges. I plan to send a letter to the US Supreme Court asking them to immediately reverse this blatant election interference for the sake of our democracy.”


Sen. Steve Daines (MT)

“The Colorado Supreme Court just removed President Trump from the 2024 state ballot. This is election interference and a threat to our democracy.”


Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN)

“I stand with President Trump against this unconstitutional attack on freedom.”


Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN)

“Disgraceful and dangerous. The truth is all the people lecturing you about democracy for the last few years are actually most opposed to letting democracy run its course. This is completely un-American.”


Sen. Bill Hagerty (TN)

“Colorado Democrats: If you can't beat him, take him off the ballot. This unprecedented weaponization of the 14th Amendment will only make victory that much sweeter on Nov. 5th, 2024. #Trump2024"


Sen. Roger Marshall (KS)

“It’s outrageous to see left-wing activists make a mockery of our political system by scheming with partisan state officials to remove presidential candidates from the ballot. That’s why I’ll be introducing legislation to stop this nonsense and ensure any constitutional challenges go to the sole place they belong: the U.S. Supreme Court.”


Sen. Thom Tillis (NC)

“This only makes President Trump stronger because people see this as dangerously unfair. Liberals are afraid of Trump and it shows.”


Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC)

"Four partisan Democrat operatives on the Colorado Supreme Court think they get to decide for all Coloradans and Americans the next presidential election. This is unAmerican and Democrats are so afraid that President Trump will win on Nov 5th 2024 that they are illegally attempting to take him off the ballot. Like the rest of the unprecedented, constant, and illegal election interference against President Trump, this will backfire and further strengthen President Trump's winning campaign to Save America."


House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (NY-21)

“Voters should decide elections, not liberal activist judges.”


House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (MN-06)

“Democrats are trying to imprison their chief political opponent and have now apparently succeeded at removing him from the ballot. This is what dictators do. I’m confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will not allow this egregious ruling to stand. The American people will decide their next president, not activist judges in Colorado.”


Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01)

“The “pro-democracy” party at work. How ridiculous.”


Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04)

“They will do everything they can to block Donald Trump from being President again. Really nothing surprises me anymore. But it won’t work. It only emboldens those of us who know America is worth fighting for and that Donald Trump is the fighter we need back in the White House to save America. Bring it on!”


Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03)

“Democrats can’t keep Trump off the ballot and they can’t beat him. Desperate and scared!”


Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03)

“This is blatant disenfranchisement of millions of voters from the Colorado Supreme Court. Trump says it best: They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in the way. TRUMP 2024.”


Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19)

“The Democrats and 4 Colorado judges just stole the election away from the people of Colorado and robbed them of their right to vote for President Trump. This is an unprecedented First amendment violation that must be struck down by the SCOTUS. This can not be allowed to stand.”


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14)

“Liberals on the Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that Trump SHOULD NOT appear on the Colorado primary ballot for 2024. This is extreme judicial activism that is designed to suppress the vote and voices of hundreds of thousands of Coloradans, which is absolutely unacceptable. I am confident the U.S. Supreme Court will remedy this horrible decision so Coloradans will have the right to cast their ballot for our 45th and 47th President, Donald J. Trump. We will fight this every step of the way!”


Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO-03)

“There’s a sound of redemption that will come out of Colorado that will cancel this sound of corruption!”


Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO-03)

“The Colorado Supreme Court has removed President Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment. These justices are a disgrace to our country. The court’s ruling is just more election interference. America stands with President Trump.”


Rep. Troy E. Nehls (TX-22)

“I denounce the Colorado Supreme Court’s outrageous ruling to remove President Trump from the state’s ballot. Hopefully sanity will prevail at the U.S. Supreme Court and he will be reinstated. The Left hates America.”


Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05)

“The dems know they can't beat Trump, so they remove him and disenfranchise the voters of CO.  A new low for our country.  SCOTUS must end this election interference madness.”


Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-09)

“The Colorado courts weaponizing the law against Donald Trump should alarm everyone. Trump haters are abusing the Constitution and the rule of law to attempt to keep him out of office (again). Independent thinkers - whether you like President Trump or not - should understand the grave constitutional crisis this throws our country into. No state court, legislature or executive should weaponize the judicial branch (without any sort of conviction for anything) to keep a federal candidate off the ballot. Due process and rule of law are being tossed out the window by people hell bent on “getting” Pres Trump. We should all be alarmed - no matter your politics.”


Rep. Nancy Mace (SC-01)

“Not even Jack Smith charged Trump with Insurrection. Yet, 4 liberal judges in Colorado want to tell every voter in the state to vote for Joe Biden.  They don’t even want voters in Colorado to have the choice of a candidate. That’s not a democratic republic, that’s a banana republic.”


Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17)

“Activist judges in Colorado put election interference on full display by removing Trump from the ballot. Colorado's new state motto: ‘If ya can't beat 'em, cheat 'em!’”


Rep. Matt Rosendale (MT-02)

“Activist judges are a threat to Democracy. The Left seeks to interfere with an election they're afraid of losing.”


Rep. Mike Collins (GA-10)

“The American people see right through the left’s pattern of election meddling/ interference. First, there were unprecedented indictments in NY and GA, and now CO is pulling Trump off the 2024 ballot –President Trump is a clear victim of political persecution. The leftist controlled Colorado Supreme Court's move contradicts the democratic values the left claims to fight for. SCOTUS must intervene! This is blatant election interference, violating the First Amendment and distorting the 14th Amendment's intent. It's time for the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold democracy!”


Rep. Cory Mills (FL-07)

“Let’s be abundantly clear. Liberal activist judges wouldn’t be explicitly violating the constitution unless they were certain President Trump is beating President Biden. Shameless and rotten.”


Rep. Harriet Hageman (WY-AL)

“This ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court shows a flagrant disregard for the Constitution and places the opinions of judges over the will of the people. Voters deserve the ability to elect their President, not partisan judges. Removing President Trump from the ballot sets a dangerous precedent where the Constitution becomes a meaningless document weaponized by the left against their political enemies.” 


Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06)

“The Colorado Supreme Court just removed President Trump from the ballot heading into 2024. Election interference, plain and simple. This cannot stand!”


Rep. Eric Burlison (MO-07)

“Voters must be able to freely choose their president without judges getting in the way! Keeping someone who meets all the qualifications off the ballot is an affront to democracy!”


Rep. Max Miller (OH-07)

“Election interference!”


Rep. Russell Fry (SC-07)

“The Colorado Supreme Court just voted to remove Trump from the ballot. This is an unprecedented level of election interference and political sabotage. The Left will stop at nothing to silence their opponents; right now, it’s President Trump. Soon, it will be you. Never surrender."


Rep. Andy Ogles (TN-05)

“This is election interference. America stands with President Trump!”


Rep. Barry Moore (AL-02) 

“Democrats in Colorado are removing President Trump from the ballot because the “Democrat” Party opposes democracy, which is a system where voters get to select their elected leaders. If Biden and the “media” actually believed in democracy, they would denounce this immediately.”


Rep. Mary Miller (IL-15)

“!!ELECTION INTERFERENCE!! The Colorado Supreme Court has removed President Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot. SCOTUS must overrule this insanity.”


Rep. Andrew Clyde (GA-09)

“The state of Colorado just removed Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot.  An effort led by four Democrats.  The very same Democrats who scream about “DEMOCRACY,” just took an open flame to the very concept. If Donald Trump is so unpopular with the American people, then why are we witnessing unprecedented election interference to stop him from winning next year? Rhetorical question. You know the answer.  Every American should be outraged by what happened tonight.”


Rep. Wesley Hunt (TX-38)

“At the end of the day, the left fears a return of President Trump because it would be a return to peace through strength. He threatens to end their forever wars abroad, their open borders at home, and their government control over YOU. I support President Trump.”


Rep. Eli Crane (AZ-02)

“Anyone else find it interesting that this lands just as Biden’s approval ratings hit all time lows?”


Rep. Eli Crane (AZ-02)

“The decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove Trump from the ballot is banana republic nonsense. Clearly the Left is desperate after Biden’s nosedive in the polls.”


Rep. Mike Waltz (FL-06)

“The attempt to remove President Trump from the 2024 ballot in Colorado is a desperate and despicable move by four radical Democrats. This action only escalates the current division in America. This is not democracy. This is 3rd world political interference.”


Rep. Keith Self (TX-03)

“Colorado’s effort to remove President Trump from the ballot will fail because people see clearly what is happening. Trump is popular because he produced the greatest economy in generations & kept his promise to represent the American people instead of Washington special interests. The more America’s liberal elite try to silence him, the more support President Trump will earn. I am glad he intends to appeal this horrendous decision out of Colorado, and I trust that the Supreme Court will let the American people pick President Biden’s replacement.”


Rep. Dale Strong (AL-05)

“The Colorado Supreme Court’s attempt to remove the leading Republican candidate for President from the state’s ballot is nothing more than a political, partisan attack on our democratic-republic. This action sets a dangerous precedent and should be of grave concern to every American, regardless of political party. This ruling effectively disenfranchises millions of voters who support President Trump, and I trust that the United States Supreme Court will reverse this reckless decision quickly.”


Rep. Dan Mesuer (PA-09)

“I’m confident the United States Supreme Court will reverse the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court. State courts should not be in the business of deciding who may or may not seek federal office. This ruling also realistically has no impact at all on the electoral college.”


Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04)

“The state of Colorado removed Donald Trump’s name from the 2024 ballot. This is election interference in plain sight. We live in a democracy not a banana republic. I trust the Supreme Court will allow the AMERICAN people to decide who the next President of the United States is.”


Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14)

“Insanity!!! Democrat-appointed judges in Colorado decided to take Donald Trump off of ballot in an obvious attack on democracy. They ruled in favor of the group who brought the suit claiming that removing Trump from the ballot will save democracy.”


Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08)

“The Democrat Party knows they have a failed President running for re-election. Biden has slumping poll numbers brought on by his terrible record as President, his inability to put two sentences together, and for continuously embarrassing America on the world stage. He is slumping in the polls and will be soundly beaten by President Trump. What we witnessed in Colorado is Biden’s only hope. SCOTUS must reverse this decision immediately and the GOP must unite behind President Trump and take our country back.”


Gov. Kristi Noem (SD)

“There is no greater threat to democracy than today’s Democratic Party. 'Destroying democracy in the name of democracy' Today’s American Communist Party (formerly democrats).”


Donald Trump Jr.

“Let’s not worry about Democracy or the will of the American people… If you can’t win, cheat… This is unAmerican and the typical playbook of the modern democratic party.”


Eric Trump

“In an unprecedented decision, partisan judges on the CO SCOTUS just REMOVED the leading presidential candidate from the ballot. Overturning over a century of judicial precedent. This is HISTORIC election interference. SCOTUS MUST overrule.”


Kari Lake

“It is the Colorado Supreme Court’s unconstitutional, unambiguous and un-American belief that the time has come in our country to destroy democracy in the name of democracy.”


Lee Zeldin

“In a 4-3 decision, partisan Democrat activists on the Colorado Supreme Court ignored the facts, the Constitution, over 150 years of controlling precedent, and common sense to remove the leading presidential candidate from the Colorado ballot. The Supreme Court must correct this.”


Mike Davis

“When has the political party that took its chief political opponent off the ballot and didn’t allow people to vote for him and also attempted to put him in prison for the rest of his life ever been on the right side of history? Because that’s what Democrats are doing right now.”


Clay Travis

“Donald Trump has never been found guilty of any crime, ever. Most certainly he has never been convicted of insurrection. The real "war on democracy" is being waged in Colorado. #Shame”


James Woods

“The Colorado Supreme Court has issued an unsigned opinion disqualifying Trump from the ballot: "The sum of these parts is this: President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three; because he is disqualified." This ends a string of losses for advocates of this dangerous novel theory. They finally found a court that would embrace what the court admits is a case of "first impression." My first impression remains that same. The court is dead wrong in my view. It is striking that the court relies on Schenck v. U.S., where the Court upheld the denial of core free speech rights of a socialist opposing a war. The opinion of the Colorado Supreme Court is so sweeping that it would allow for tit-for-tat removals of candidates from ballots. The opinion is remarkable in how the four justices adopted the most sweeping interpretations to get over each barrier. The result is lack of a limiting principle. I view the opinion as strikingly anti-democratic in what it now allows states to do in blue and red states alike.”


Jonathan Turley

“The Colorado Supreme Court has handed down the most anti-democratic opinion in decades. Yet, these justices barred voters from being to vote for their preferred candidate in the name of democracy. It is like burning down a house in the name of fire safety.”


Jonathan Turley