One of the last places on earth you would expect to see a little common sense flow through the political scene is California, yet, in this bizarro world we call reality, that’s exactly what just happened, as the Secretary of State, Shirley Webber, has refused to heed calls made by Democrats to have former President Donald Trump removed from the GOP primary ballot. I feel like we might have had an incursion with an alternate reality and crossed over into Earth 616 or something. How in the world are steps like this being taken by a government official in the land of fruits and nuts?
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
Last week, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis called for Weber to strike Trump from the ballot following the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to bar the former president from the ballot, claiming the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment disqualifies him from holding office. Weber responded to the lieutenant governor’s request without clarifying whether she would follow through and remove Trump’s name from the pool of candidates, but on Thursday night, the secretary of state’s office released the list of certified candidates, showing Trump on the ballot, CBS Los Angeles reported.
While Weber didn’t comment on her refusal to go along with some Democrats’ calls for Trump’s removal, she wrote in a letter to Kounalakis last week that “Removing a candidate from the ballot under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment is not something my office takes lightly and is not as simple as the requirement that a person be at least 35 years old to be president.”
Multiple top California Democrats joined Kounalakis’ request for Trump’s removal from the ballot, but Governor Gavin Newsom — who has been floated as a potential future Democratic presidential candidate — slammed the idea of kicking Trump off the primary ballot.
“There is no doubt that Donald Trump is a threat to our liberties and even to our democracy,” Newsom remarked concerning calls to remove the former commander-in-chief from the ballot. “But in California, we defeat candidates at the polls. Everything else is a political distraction.”
It was announced this week that Trump would, for now, be reinstated to the Republican primary ballot in the state of Colorado after the GOP appealed the state’s Supreme Court ruling that removed him for supposedly being in violation of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The court has since stated Trump will state on the ballot “unless the Supreme Court declines to take the case or otherwise affirms the Colorado Supreme Court ruling,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s office went on to explain on Thursday.
Just hours after the former president was put back on Colorado’s ballot, however, another blue state removed him from its ballot. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said Thursday that Trump is disqualified from the state’s primary ballot, arguing that he violated the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause due to his conduct leading up to the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021.
I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but every state in the country should follow Newsom on this one. Boy, that was painful. Anyway, Newsom has the right idea. Defeat candidates at the polls. If you cannot accomplish that, it means that the case you made for your particular direction for the future of the nation did not land with the American people, who know what’s best for themselves and their families far more than any politician.
Liberals claim to be pro-choice, but apparently that little phrase is only applicable when it comes to murdering children in the womb. People who were truly pro-choice would love the idea of American voters having the ability to choose candidates for office who support their principles and values.
Instead, the constant assaults against Trump have made it clear they crave power and control. This will play a significant role in their downfall.
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