Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb predicts that the U.S. Supreme Court could rule unanimously in favor of former President Trump in a potential appeal regarding a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that could remove Trump from the state’s ballot.
The Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling was based on Trump’s alleged role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, citing the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection clause.”
Cobb argues that Trump is not considered an officer of the United States in the context of the 14th Amendment and believes the Supreme Court will handle the case quickly. (Trending: Assault Weapons Ban Set To Take Effect, Here’s What To Know)
Trump’s campaign plans to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has a conservative majority.
The Colorado Supreme Court has put its ruling on hold, allowing Trump to seek review from the U.S. Supreme Court before his name is potentially removed from the ballot.
“I think this case will be handled quickly. I think it could be 9-0 in the Supreme Court for Trump,” Cobb said.
“I do believe it could be 9-0, because I think the law is clear.”
“The real key issue in this case is — is Trump an officer in the United States in the context in which that term is used in the Article 3 of the 14th Amendment,” Cobb said.
“And in 2010, Chief Justice [John] Roberts explained in free enterprise that people don’t vote for officers of the United States.”
“The Supreme Court though will not hesitate to move quickly on this; they know what the stakes are. They know what their responsibility is,” Cobb said.
“And they can delay some of these Colorado dates to the extent that they feel they’re obligated to or have to.”
Cobb said the ruling “vindicates” Trump’s “insistence that this is a political conspiracy to interfere with the election and that … he’s the target and people shouldn’t tolerate that in America.”