Sen. Graham Blast Colorado Ruling Over Trump Hatred
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday blasted the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to kick Former President Donald Trump off the state’s ballot, adding that the Justices who ruled against the former president did so because of hate.
The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, found that Trump engaged in insurrection during the Capitol Protest of Jan. 6, 2021. The court’s decision kicks Trump off the state’s election ballot for 2024.
Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed the Colorado Supreme Court on Sunday for removing former President Donald Trump from the state's primary ballot, accusing the justices of having a "hatred" for the GOP front-runner and issuing a decision not based in law. https://t.co/sDvJbLtF5F
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 24, 2023
Graham, in a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “The Week,” said the decision was political and not based on the rule of law.
“It’s not a rule of law-based ruling. It is a political decision. The hatred of Trump is so widespread. You know, the Democrats want to pack the Supreme Court, abolish the Electoral College, make D.C. and Puerto Rico a state and national elections through HR 1,” Graham said. “This Colorado Supreme Court made a political decision. In my view, there is no constitutional basis for the decision they rendered. I think it will be a slam dunk in the Supreme Court. Donald Trump will eventually be on the ballot in Colorado. I think he will win the primary. You’ve got a lot of good choices in the Republican Party. But this ruling in Colorado is chilling to me. And it would set up a politicization of the presidential races. It would be bad for the country.”
This only makes President Trump stronger because people see this as dangerously unfair.
Liberals are afraid of Trump and it shows. https://t.co/crIK0sJJ2b
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 20, 2023
Graham defended the former president’s election claim, adding that Trump is not the only candidate to have complained about cheating during elections.
“You know, Hillary Clinton had the same view that she was cheated. He’s not the first politician to claim to have been denied a fair election,” Graham added. “But here’s what I would say: I accept the election results of 2020. I’m worried about 2024.”
The lawmaker, however, urged the former president to forget about the 2020 election and improve on his message of security and prosperity for Americans.
“If President Trump puts the vision out, improving security and prosperity for Americans, he will win,” Graham concluded. “If he looks back, I think he will lose. So, at the end of the day, the 2020 election’s over for me. We need to secure the ballot in the 2024 cycle. But Donald Trump’s not the first person to complain about an election.”