Iowa’s attorney general criticized the efforts to remove former President Donald Trump from the ballot in multiple states less than two weeks before that state’s critical Republican caucuses. The words also came as attorneys general from a majority of states signed onto an amicus brief to the Supreme Court calling for the overturn of Colorado’s decision to remove Trump from that state’s primary election ballot.
Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird (R) said in a weekend interview that Colorado’s decision is “absolutely election interference.” She added that it was “just wrong” that Americans could not cast their ballot for the “candidate of their choice, and he’s the leading candidate on the Republican side.”
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She said that the efforts show the extent of how “scared the radical left is of President Trump.”
Bird argued that Democrats do not want to face Trump in a general election in November and so are “trying to do everything they can to get him off the ballot and to keep him busy just fighting legal battles to stay on the ballot.”
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted the Trump legal team’s appeal of the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove Trump from that state’s primary ballot later this year.
Multiple organizations and officials signed onto amicus briefs supporting the Trump campaign’s lawsuit, including the attorneys general of 27 states, including Iowa. In addition, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) signed their own petitions supporting the former president.
The NRSC argued that the “right of all citizens to participate in free and fair elections and to vote for the candidate of their choice is the Constitution’s bedrock guarantee of American democracy. The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision barring President Trump from the Republican Party’s primary election ballot breaches that guarantee and, if left standing, threatens to thwart the democratic process and the will of the American people in 2024 and beyond.
“For that reason, amici support President Trump’s petition for a writ of certiorari and reversal of the Colorado Supreme Court’s unconstitutional decision,” the group wrote.