Former President Donald Trump issued a dire warning about the potential consequences if efforts to remove his name from the 2024 ballot in various states based on the 14th Amendment are successful, NBC Right Now reported on Wednesday, November 1.
In response to the ongoing trial in Colorado, where six Republican and unaffiliated voters are seeking to block Trump’s candidacy, the former president delivered a video statement expressing his concerns.
Trump asserted that the 2024 election could be the most pivotal in American history, emphasizing that the country is facing a perilous moment.
Trump stated, “Our country is being destroyed by people that have no idea what they’re doing or even worse, they may very well have an idea, they may hate our country and they may want to see it destroyed.”
He further warned that if the election process were compromised, it could lead to the end of free elections in America, painting a grim picture of a potential dictatorship where citizens no longer have a meaningful vote.
Judge Sarah Wallace, overseeing the Colorado case, has set an ambitious goal to reach a conclusion before Thanksgiving.
Notably, she has already rejected five attempts by Trump and his allies to have the case dismissed, indicating that the trial will proceed.
The Colorado lawsuit contends that Trump’s actions on January 6, 2021, when he allegedly attempted to overturn the 2020 election results, leading to the storming of the U.S. Capitol, violate the 14th Amendment.
It argues that Trump’s behavior constitutes an “insurrection,” rendering him ineligible for public office, including the presidency.
Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus at Harvard University, believes the plaintiffs in the Colorado case have a compelling argument.
Tribe asserts that Trump’s actions in attempting to overturn the established presidential term structure directly align with the Disqualification Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Meanwhile, close Trump ally Steve Bannon weighed in on the situation during his War Room podcast.
Bannon predicted that Judge Wallace would rule against Trump, potentially recommending his removal from the 2024 ballot.
He emphasized that Trump’s adversaries are willing to bend or break any convention to achieve their objectives.
Bannon’s prediction, if realized, could have significant ramifications for Trump’s political future and the trajectory of American politics.
It remains to be seen how the legal proceedings in Colorado and other states unfold, as Trump’s eligibility for the 2024 ballot hangs in the balance.
As the trial progresses, the nation watches closely, mindful of the potential implications for the democratic process and the precedent it could set for future elections.
The outcome of these legal battles will undoubtedly shape the political landscape in the years to come.