–Issues Statement Following SCOTUS Arguments on Trump Colo. Ballot Eligibility–

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who co-led an amicus brief with Indiana asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision from Colorado that kept former President Donald Trump off the ballot for that state’s Presidential Primary Elections, issued a statement following oral arguments in the case by emphasizing again his support for letting the voters decide who they want their leaders to be.

The Attorney General will also be available for interviews to discuss the case and his leadership in co-leading this effort before the Supreme Court. Contact Press Secretary John Mangalonzo to coordinate.

The Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday morning. It marked the first time the SCOTUS will be considering a constitutional provision that was adopted after the Civil War to prevent former officeholders who “engaged in insurrection” from holding office again.

“This is a perfect opportunity for our nation’s highest court to finally correct this erroneous and politically-driven decision by the Colorado Supreme Court, and keep President Trump on the ballot,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Let the voices of the voters be heard—we have already seen the overwhelming support for President Trump in the recent caucuses and primaries.”

The coalition of 25 states—the Arizona Legislature and legislative leadership of North Carolina also signed on—argued that Congress must decide whether to disqualify a person from office ineligible under the Section 3 of Fourteenth Amendment.

“Colorado’s decision creates confusion in the upcoming primaries, and this case never should’ve been brought—Colorado’s decision is flawed, and it’s time for the Supreme Court to set the record straight.”

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