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Maine Secretary Of State Targeted Following Decision On Trump

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Maine State Representative seeks to impeach Secretary of State Shenna Bellows after she ruled to remove Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot in Maine.

Bellows cited the 14th Amendment, which bars those who engaged in insurrection from taking office.

Republican Representative John Andrews filed a request for impeachment, claiming that Bellows’ decision was partisan and disenfranchised voters. (Trending: Transgender Actor ‘Purposefully Misgendered’ By Airline Employee)

He argued that Trump met all qualifications for the ballot and accused Bellows of political bias.

“I wish to file a Joint Order, or whichever is the proper parliamentary mechanism under Mason’s Rules, to impeach Secretary of State Shenna Bellows,” Rep. John Andrews said.

“I wish to impeach Secretary Bellows on the grounds that she is barring an American citizen and 45th President of the United States, who is convicted of no crime or impeachment, their right to appear on a Maine Republican Primary ballot,” he added.

“Donald J. Trump has met all qualifications for the March 2024 Republican Presidential Primary. He should be allowed on the ballot. This is raw partisanship and has no place in the offices of our state’s Constitutional Officers,” he wrote.

“This is hyper-partisanship on full display.”

“A Secretary of State APPOINTED by legislative Democrats bans President Trump from the 2024 ballot so that she can jockey for position in the 2026 Democrat Primary for Governor. Banana Republic isn’t just a store at the mall,” Andrews said.

“In Maine, the people do not elect the secretary of state, the attorney general or the treasurer. They are chosen by elected by party insiders in the Legislature,” he said. “So it makes the position inherently political. And Shenna Bellows should know that. She should be going out of her way to be nonpartisan.”

She “swore an oath to the Constitution and not the Democrat Party.”

“Our nation is a republic,” he said. “Maine is made up of citizens and not subjects in the duchy of Shenna Bellows.”

The dispute reflects broader efforts in several states to use the 14th Amendment against Trump.

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