On Tuesday, President Joe Biden stated that he does not mind if Donald Trump appears on state ballots, even if his detractors are actively trying to have him removed from office due to the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.”
To the topic of whether Trump ought to be on the ballot, Biden responded, “As far as I’m concerned, that’s fine.”. According to Biden, Trump’s backing for an insurrection on January 6, 2021, should preclude him from standing for president, but the decision should be left to the justice system.
Counties around the nation have asked their state courts and election officials if Trump ought to be on the ballot. Due to Trump’s actions leading up to January 6, Colorado and Maine have chosen not to include him in their 2024 presidential ballots. However, these decisions have been put on hold until next week, when the US Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in Trump’s appeal of the Colorado case.
After the Civil War, the United States passed the 14th Amendment, which states that any citizen who takes an oath to defend the Constitution but subsequently “engaged in insurrection” cannot be elected to public office. Since the rule is ambiguous and does not specify the means by which such prohibitions should be implemented, the matter is likely to be decided by the US Supreme Court, according to legal experts.
After the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in December, Biden stated that it was “self-evident” that Trump is an insurrectionist, but he left the question of whether the 14th Amendment constituted a suitable remedy to the courts.
Yet it’s safe to say that he was on board with an uprising. That much is certain. Not a soul. “None,” Biden stated. He seemed to be putting more effort into everything.