Bill Eigel, a Missouri GOP state senator, announced he will be putting forth legislation that would disqualify Joe Biden from the ballot in Missouri.
“By the Democrats’ own standard, Joe Biden should be immediately disqualified and removed from the ballot for the ‘aid and comfort’ he has given our enemies. Our country is being invaded, because Joe Biden has swung our southern border wide open. President Biden has allowed more than 8 million people to stroll across our border illegally, causing more harm to this country than any other president in American history,” a press release from Eigel stated.
“My legislation exposes the absolute absurdity of Colorado’s and Maine’s decisions to remove President Donald J. Trump from the ballot,” it continued.
Eigel is running for Governor of Missouri and has endorsed Trump for president in the 2024 election.
🚨Just in: Bill Eigel who is a Missouri GOP State Senator has sponsored a bill to officially disqualify Joe Biden from the 2024 Missouri ballot. @BillEigel is running for Governor of Missouri in 2024. pic.twitter.com/40DR6C0iNX
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BREAKING REPORT: Republican's Fight Back, State Bill to REMOVE BIDEN FROM THE BALLOT Filed in Missouri..
"In the wake of formal efforts in 33 states to remove President Donald J. Trump from the ballot, State Senator Bill Eigel will be putting forth legislation that would… pic.twitter.com/3P4uZSXalH
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Republican Missouri state Sen. Bill Eigel is set to file legislation to disqualify President Joe Biden from the state’s Democrat presidential primary ballot, using the same constitutional argument that activists have used to kick Donald Trump off the GOP primary ballots in Colorado and Maine.Advertisement
Trump was removed from the Republican primary ballots by the Colorado Supreme Court and Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows over Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which disqualifies from office those who engage in insurrection against the Constitution after taking an oath to support it. They cited Trump’s alleged involvement in the events of Jan. 6, 2021, although Trump has never been charged with insurrection and has denied any responsibility for the events that occurred that day. He has appealed both rulings.
Republicans nationwide have proposed ways to keep Biden off state primary ballots, given the crisis at the southern border under his watch, but Eigel’s legislation would be the first attempt to do so.
“I announced yesterday that I am filing legislation that would disqualify Biden from ballot in Missouri,” Eigel said Saturday.
🚨I announced yesterday that I am filing legislation that would disqualify Biden from ballot in Missouri.🚨
By the Democrats’ own standard, Joe Biden should be immediately disqualified and removed from the ballot for the ‘aid and comfort’ he has given our enemies. Our country is… https://t.co/4Isp2IoG8x
— William Eigel (@BillEigel) January 6, 2024
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said he would take measures against Joe Biden if Trump is removed from the ballot in Colorado and Maine.
“What has happened in Colorado & Maine is disgraceful & undermines our republic. While I expect the Supreme Court to overturn this, if not, Secretaries of State will step in & ensure the new legal standard for Donald Trump applies equally to Joe Biden,” Ashcroft said.
What has happened in Colorado & Maine is disgraceful & undermines our republic. While I expect the Supreme Court to overturn this, if not, Secretaries of State will step in & ensure the new legal standard for @realDonaldTrump applies equally to @JoeBiden! https://t.co/Zx2P4k9A8w
— Jay Ashcroft (@JayAshcroftMO) January 5, 2024
Per NBC News:
Ashcroft’s post came shortly after the Supreme Court agreed to review a decision by Colorado’s high court that found Trump could be barred from the state’s primary ballot because of his actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Colorado’s Supreme Court based its ruling on the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which bars those who “engaged in insurrection” from running for various federal offices.
Ashcroft said in an interview that he tweeted his warning to “remind people of how severe this is.”
“I’m 99% certain the Supreme Court will stop it, but if they don’t, chaos is ahead and we’ve got to avoid it,” he told NBC News.
Ashcroft said he plans to file an amicus brief — in support of neither party — warning the Supreme Court of what he believes will happen if Colorado’s disqualification is allowed to stand.
“If Democrat states are saying we’re not going to let these Republicans run, you bet you’re going to see the same thing happening from Republican states. And it’s not good,” Ashcroft said. “If you’re playing a basketball game and the other team doesn’t have to dribble the ball, eventually you’re going to say, ‘Why am I worried about dribbling the ball?'”