Capitol assault, Trump is eligible for the Supreme Court


By John

The Supreme Court confirms Donald Trump's eligibility in Colorado, one of the 15 states that will vote on Super Tuesday tomorrow.

The justices accepted the former president's appeal of the state supreme court's decision to ban him for his role in the storming of the Capitol under the 14th Amendment, which bars officials involved in insurrection against the Constitution from holding public office.

The ruling will also serve as a precedent for all other appeals pending in other states.

States do not have the authority to remove a presidential candidate under the 14th Amendment, the “insurrection clause” of the Constitution. Only Congress has this power. This is the reasoning with which the Supreme Court confirmed Donald Trump's eligibility in Colorado, without however going into the merits of whether he engaged in an insurrection against the Capitol.