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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Trump ballot eligibility, Alabama leaders call ‘major win’

Alabama’s political leaders praised the U.S. Supreme Court Monday after the justices unanimously ruled against the state of Colorado trying to remove former President Trump from the 2024 primary ballot.

Colorado argued in front of the Court that the Trump’s actions on January 6, 2020 was an “insurrection,” and should therefore be ineligible to run for office.

“We conclude that States may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office. But States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency,” the Court wrote in a 9-0 decision.

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) said this was a “major win for the Constitution and the integrity of our elections.”

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blasted those who tried to block Trump from running.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, who also joined an amicus brief urging the Court to reverse the decision, said he was “proud of the work my colleagues and I did to ensure that the election is decided by voters, not politicians and lawyers.”

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen, who also joined in an amicus brief in the case, argued that the Court was following the rule of law laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said the ruling was a “MASSIVE win for the American people.”

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) also called it a “win for the American people,” in a post following the ruling.

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said, “The left has proven they’ll stop at nothing to keep President Trump from winning the White House again. They know they can’t win fair and square, so they’re resorting to the old playbook they know best: Cheating.”

“The people of this country won’t stand for another four years of a southern border that is open to terrorists, drug cartels, and human traffickers. If the radical left is willing to go after Trump, imagine what they’ll do to us,” Palmer said.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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