(TheRedWire.com) – Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has once again reiterated that he vowed to withdraw from the state ballot of any state that chooses to remove former President Donald Trump. He further pushed that other GOP candidates should follow suit.
On Monday, during an interview on “NewsNation Prime,” Ramaswamy revealed to host Natasha Zouves that he was aiming to “nullify” Colorado and Maine and boycott their election after the two states decided that Trump was not eligible to participate in the primary election.
He added that this was not “in protest” and that he just believed that the decision made by the secretary of state had been unconstitutional as there had not been a procedure or trial. He pointed out that it was wrong for one person to simply wake up one day and decide that Trump would not be included in the ballot.
Both Colorado and Maine stated that Trump was disqualified from running for office because of the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause. However, some experts have questioned whether or not the law applied to Trump following his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
In Maine, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows decided to disqualify Trump. However, she later paused it until an appeal had been ruled on.
In Colorado, the state’s Supreme Court made a similar decision. However, the state’s GOP and the Trump campaign have both vowed to be appealing the decision to block Trump from the election.
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