Colorado Republicans taking steps to remove state official who attempted to remove Trump from the ballot

by | Mar 5, 2024

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and a group of Colorado Republicans issued a warning to Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D), hinting at a potential recall effort following the Supreme Court's rejection of her endeavor to exclude President Trump from the primary ballot.

In a letter penned by Boebert and fellow Republicans, Griswold is criticized for her perceived failure, as the Supreme Court ruling against the state is deemed to have “created a stain on our Republic and an outright embarrassment to Coloradans and Americans.”

On Monday, the Supreme Court determined that Colorado lacks the authority to disqualify Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment's insurrection clause, asserting that such power does not reside with the states. The state contended that Trump's involvement in the events of January 6 warranted disqualification.

Griswold spearheaded Colorado's initiative, drawing criticism from conservatives who perceived it as political meddling in the electoral process.

The letter bore the signatures of Boebert, Colorado Republican Party Chair Dave Williams, State Party Vice Chair Hope Scheppelman, and GOP Secretary Anna Ferguson.

To initiate a recall vote for Griswold under state law, the group would need 621,000 signatures. It remains uncertain if the group plans to circulate a petition, although Boebert listed a petition on her campaign site that redirects to a fundraising platform.

Following Monday's 9-0 ruling against Colorado, Griswold expressed her “disappointment” with the Court's decision.

Source: The Hill

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