A bill proposing the removal of President Joe Biden from the 2024 ballot in Missouri has been introduced by a state senator in Missouri, in response to the recent exclusion of former President Donald Trump from the ballots in Colorado and Maine.
Sen. Bill Eigel issued the following statement on social media: “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 disqualify Biden from the ballot in Missouri.”
“By the Democrats’ own standard, Joe Biden should be immediately disqualified and remove from the ballot for the ‘aid and comfort’ he has given our enemies,” Eigel, who is also running for governor of the state, added.
“Our country is being invaded, because Joe Biden has swung our southern border wide open,” he continued. “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.”
“My legislation exposes the absolute absurdity of Colorado’s and Maine’s decisions to remove President Donald J. Trump from the ballot,” he noted further. “If radical leftists continue to push lies and fairytales in an attempt to kick Trump off the ballot in their states, Republicans have no choice but to buck up and fight back — using the facts to remove Biden from the ballot before he destroys this country even further.”
“Democrats only believe in democracy when it favors them — let’s expose their double standard hypocrisy,” the statement went on. “We must stand our ground to protect the security of our nation and the sovereignty of our people.”
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 6, 2024
According to Eigel’s statement, he is the only candidate from the Missouri Republican Party who has openly endorsed Trump’s campaign for the presidency at this time.
Friday, the United States Supreme Court upheld an emergency appeal filed by the counsel for Trump, subsequent to the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling last month that barred him from appearing on the state’s ballot.
As reported by Fox News, the Supreme Court has established January 31 as the due date for the submission of all briefs pertaining to the matter. In addition, oral arguments are scheduled to be considered by the court on February 8.
“The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The case is set for oral argument on Thursday, February 8, 2024,” the decision said. “Petitioner’s brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Thursday, January 18, 2024.”
Concurrently, the Colorado state directive was halted by the Supreme Court, which ordered the secretary of state to reinstate the name of Trump on the ballot until the final decision in the lawsuit was rendered.
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