For months, Democrats and anti-Trump RINOs have been trying to remove Trump from the 2024 ballot. They claim that he is disqualified to run for office, accusing him of “insurrection.”
Most of these efforts failed until Colorado and Maine stunned the country by deciding to keep Trump off the ballot.
Many Republicans have accused these states of attacking our democracy. Now, a Maine Democrat is speaking out about the recent move by his state’s secretary of state. And he shocked the country with what he said.
From WLT Report:
Democrat Rep. Jared Golden of Maine has criticized Maine’s Secretary of State for taking Trump off the ballot in the state.
Rep. Golden, in response to Trump being taken off the ballot, shared, “I voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the January 6th insurrection. I do not believe he should be re-elected as President of the United States.
He continued, “However, we are a nation of laws; therefore, until he is found guilty of the crime of insurrection, he should be allowed on the ballot.”
My statement on the Maine Secretary of State’s ruling: pic.twitter.com/ByO3XJe1JS
— Congressman Jared Golden (@RepGolden) December 29, 2023
A congressman from Maine, Rep. Jared Golden, released a statement criticizing Secretary of State Bellows’ decision to remove Trump from the ballot. Golden admitted he voted against Trump in the left’s impeachment effort.
But he admitted that the former president has not been found guilty of any crime. No court has convicted him of insurrection, despite Democrat-led indictments. He stated the U.S. is a “nation of laws” and suggested that this move violated our country’s democratic tradition.
Other state courts and secretaries of state have made similar decisions. Even partisans who do not like Trump admitted it was unlawful to remove him from the ballot. Many Republicans have accused Democrats of trying to “destroy” the country’s democracy—but preventing Americans from deciding their president.
It is likely that legal battles will be fought over Bellows’ decision. With Democrats taking Trump’s side on the issue, however, Bellows might quickly be pressured by state leaders to reverse her decision.
- A Maine congressman criticized the state’s decision to remove Trump from the ballot.
- Rep. Golden admitted Trump has not been convicted of a crime, despite claims by the left.
- This comes as two liberal states ruled to remove Trump from the ballot.
Source: WLT Report