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Barr: Colorado And Maine Decisions ‘Embolden And Empower’ Trump

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Former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized efforts to remove former President Trump from primary ballots, calling them “doomed to legal failure” and stating that they simply empower Trump and undercut legitimate accountability efforts.

Barr argued that states lack the legal power to enforce disqualification under the 14th Amendment based on their own procedures.

The decisions in Maine and Colorado to remove Trump from the ballots have sparked division between Republicans and Democrats, with GOP figures like Barr denouncing the actions. (Trending: Donald Trump Breaks His Silence After Major Court Win)

“The actions of Colorado and Maine, and other states that follow suit, are not only doomed to legal failure, they also embolden and empower the former president,” Barr said.

Barr noted that the attempts “undercut the credibility of legitimate efforts to hold Trump accountable, and they fix in much of the public’s mind the image of effete elites trying to game the system.”

Barr additionally wrote that states lack the legal ability to “enforce the disqualification provision of the Fourteenth Amendment by using their own ad hoc procedures to find that an individual has engaged in an insurrection.”

These disputes are expected to reach the Supreme Court.

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