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Vivek Ramaswamy on Colorado Ruling: I Will Withdraw from State Primary if Trump Not Allowed on Ballot

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Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has announced his intention to withdraw from the Colorado state primary following a ruling that prohibits former President Trump from appearing on the ballot.

The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision, based on the “Insurrection Clause” of the Fourteenth Amendment, has led Ramaswamy to denounce the ruling as an “attack on democracy” and to call for other candidates to join him in protest.

He argues that the ruling is an attempt to silence political opponents and emphasizes the historical context of the Fourteenth Amendment in his criticism of the decision. (Trending: Bud Light Gets Bad News Ahead of Christmas)

“The court found by clear and convincing evidence that President Trump engaged in insurrection as those terms are used in Section Three” of the Fourteenth Amendment, the ruling read.

“I pledge to *withdraw* from the Colorado GOP primary unless Trump is also allowed to be on the state’s ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley to do the same immediately – or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver, which will have disastrous consequences for our country,” he said.

“Today’s decision is the latest election interference tactic to silence political opponents and swing the election for whatever puppet the Democrats put up this time by depriving Americans of the right to vote for their candidate of choice,” he added.

Ramaswamy then noted that the 14th Amendment was passed “to prohibit former Confederate military and political leaders from holding high federal or state office.”

“These men had clearly taken part in a rebellion against the United States: the Civil War. That makes it all the more absurd that a left-wing group in Colorado is asking a federal court to disqualify the 45th President on the same grounds, equating his speech to rebellion against the United States,” he said.

“The Framers of the 14th Amendment would be appalled to see this narrow provision—intended to bar former U.S. officials who switched to the Confederacy from seeking public office—being weaponized by a sitting President and his political allies to prevent a former President from seeking reelection.”

“Our country is becoming unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers,” he concluded.

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