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Ezell, Other Republicans File Amicus Brief Supporting President Trump's Colorado Ballot Disqualification Appeal

Washington, DC, January 19, 2024 | Josh Riggs ((202) 226-0454)

Congressman Mike Ezell joined House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (LA-01) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in filing a Supreme Court amicus brief in the case Donald J. Trump v. Norma Anderson, et al. The amicus brief was also joined by 135 other House Republicans and 41 other Senate Republicans.

In Trump v. Anderson, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether former President Donald Trump should remain on the ballot in the State of Colorado after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that he should be removed. The amicus brief urges the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn this ruling and allow Trump's name to appear on the ballot.

"The Colorado Supreme Court's decision to remove President Trump from the ballot is a massive overreach and a dangerous attack on voters' ability to elect their leaders," said Congressman Ezell. "I'm proud to join my fellow legislators on this brief to defend the Constitution and our American democracy."

In the brief, the Republican lawmakers argue that "the Colorado Supreme Court’s opinion tramples the prerogatives of members of Congress.” They point out that the court “raced past numerous textual and structural limitations … which are primarily designed to ensure that Congress controls the enforcement and removal” of a president from office, and that the court “adopted a malleable and expansive view of ‘engage in insurrection,’ which will easily lead to widespread abuse” against the political opponents of those in power in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in Trump v. Anderson on February 8, 2024.