GOP Lawmaker Announces Bill To Prevent States From “Misusing” 14th Amendment

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( – Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) announced on December 19 that he would be introducing a new bill that would bar states from “misusing” the 14th Amendment through the use of election administration federal funds. In a press release, he said that regardless of whether one supported or not former President Donald Trump, it was “outrageous” seeing left-wing activists putting pressure on Judges to have him barred from being on state ballots because of his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. 

Tillis said that it should be up to American voters to make a decision on who should be elected as the United States president, and that under The Constitutional Election Integrity Act, any constitutional challenges would be decided by the country’s Supreme Court. 

The bill is also going to act as an amendment to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, by including a provision that the Supreme Court would be the only court allowed to make a decision on section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. 

The bill came on the same day that Trump was removed from the primary ballot in Colorado, following the decision of the state’s Supreme Court. In their decision, the Colorado Supreme Court had noted that they were mindful of the impact that their decision would have, but that they needed to “apply the law, without fear or favor” and without being influenced by public perception.

This decision was slammed by many Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

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