Congressman Pfluger Joins Efforts to Keep Trump on the Ballot


WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) partnered with House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Thursday in submitting a Supreme Court amicus brief for the case Donald J. Trump v. Norma Anderson, et al. A total of 135 House Republicans and 41 Senate Republicans joined this collaborative effort.

In the ongoing Trump v. Anderson case, the U.S. Supreme Court is deliberating on whether former President Donald Trump should maintain his position on the ballot in the State of Colorado. This follows the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove him despite his current frontrunner status for the Republican Party's presidential candidacy. Leader Scalise, Sen. Cruz, and their colleagues assert in the brief that "the Colorado Supreme Court's opinion infringes upon the prerogatives of members of Congress." They contend that the court disregarded numerous textual and structural limitations designed to ensure congressional control over the enforcement and removal of a president from office. Additionally, they argue that the court adopted a broad interpretation of 'engage in insurrection,' which could result in widespread misuse against political opponents. The legislators advocate for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court's decision.

Rep. August Pfluger expressed his views, stating, "The decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to bar former President Trump from the ballot is unconstitutional and encroaches upon the rights of American citizens to vote for their chosen candidate. This not only sets a perilous precedent but also undermines our democratic election process. I am honored to contribute to this amicus brief, standing up for our Constitution and the rights of American voters."

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