Vivek Ramaswamy May Withdraw From Colorado Primary To Support Trump
In the Republican Party’s presidential primary race, candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has made a bold move. He has decided to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary. This decision comes as a show of solidarity with former President Donald Trump, who has been ruled ineligible to run in Colorado’s primary.
I pledge to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary ballot until Trump is also allowed to be on the ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley do the same immediately – or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous… pic.twitter.com/qbpNf9L3ln— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) December 20, 2023
The Colorado Supreme Court recently stated that Donald Trump cannot run for the GOP presidential nomination in Colorado. This decision is based on the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Amendment says that if someone has been involved in an insurrection against the U.S., they can’t hold office again. The court believes Trump’s actions around the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot fall under this category.
Reacting to this, Ramaswamy has promised to stay off the ballot in Colorado until Trump’s eligibility is restored. He’s also calling on other GOP candidates like Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley to do the same.
Ramaswamy believes this is not just about winning the race but about standing up against what he sees as a wrong decision that could have harmful effects on the country.
Speaking to news reporters, Ramaswamy expressed his concerns, saying that even though it might be easier for him to win without Trump in the race, the ruling against Trump is alarming and goes against the rule of law.
In an interesting turn, the Colorado Republican Party has responded to this situation. They’ve mentioned that if the court’s decision stands, they might move from a state-run primary to a party-run caucus (Assembly or Convention).
This change could require approval from the Republican National Committee, which has already accepted the state party’s original plan for the nomination. The RNC has yet to comment on this situation.
If Ramaswamy and other candidates withdraw from Colorado’s GOP primary to protest the court’s decision about Trump, the primary could face major disruptions.
Without these candidates, the race would have fewer choices for voters, possibly leading to confusion and a lack of clear direction in the election process.
It could also draw national attention to the issue and potentially influence how other states handle similar situations. Let’s wait and watch for the next moves!