Democrat Lawmaker Hopes More State Will Ban Trump 

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said she hopes more states will follow Colorado and ban former President Donald Trump from their states’ ballots.

Schultz made the remarks during an appearance on MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart Reports.”

“State parties and states decide who is going to be on their ballots. It is not a 50-state uniform process to qualify to be on a ballot to run for president. It is in 50 individual state process,” Schultz said. “And so it is possible, and this process has begun with Colorado’s decision prohibits a presidential candidate from appearing on the ballot because they committed insurrection and are deemed to be violative of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. That’s what happened here, and it could potentially and in my mind hopefully will happen in other states because Donald Trump is not an individual who should be trusted ever again to uphold the Constitution because he clearly violated it multiple times and while he was president, in trying to hold on to office at all costs.”

Special Counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump in connection to the January 6 protest. Smith did not, however, charge the president with insurrection. The former president is also facing a series of indictments, both federal and local. Trump has not been charged with or convicted of insurrection. Schultz, however, maintains that the president is guilty of insurrection.

“I know there has been a lot of chatter over the last few days since this court ruling about whether or not section three of the 14th Amendment was intended to apply to presidents of the United States, foreign presidents,” Schultz said. “The Section 3 begins, ‘No person shall,’ I mean, it doesn’t have an exception for other offices, and it applies specifically if you are an officer of the United States and you swore to uphold an oath to support the Constitution of the United States. There is no shortage of evidence that Donald Trump, whether it was the calls into Georgia election officials to find 11,000 and change votes, or the calls that have just come to light into Michigan to canvassing boards, to not sign to certify the elections, and then, of course, January 6, where he incited an insurrection. It is very clear that this section of the constitutional amendment is applicable to Donald Trump.”