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McConnell Flips Again.......see who else is 'kissing Trump's ring"




Led by Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (La.), nearly 180 Republicans; 26 Senators, all but 7 and 138 GOP Representatives signed on a "friend of the court" otherwise known as an amicus brief in support of Donald Trump's battle to remain on the Colorado ballot.


Amicus briefs are strategically submitted in hopes to influence the decisions of judicial members of the court. Having 164 US legislators signing on this brief, doing Trump's bidding, maintains their satanic loyalty, and shows well for the MAGA voters.


Of note, Mitch McConnell also signed on despite his well known statements post Jan 6th, see the video here to refresh your memory.


McConnell said “there is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day,” and that “a mob was assaulting the Capitol in his name. These criminals were carrying his banners, hanging his flags, and screaming their loyalty to him.”


He later goes on, prior to vote on whether to convict Trump.... Senate Minority leader states "Trump's actions should be held accountable in a court of law", sending a signal to all other Senate Republicans to not convict him in Congress.


Vote4Change is dedicated to providing relevant and accurate information to help Americans to cast informed votes that make a difference. Information provided in this blog contains hyperlinks to all media sources quoted.


It is our hope that all American's will review past history, voting records, and legal briefs that indicate official elected legislators positions when considering who to vote for. For this reason we have included the complete list of the US Senators and US House of Representatives who signed on to this brief at the end of this blog and have incorporated it into the V4C Scorecards that can be found here.


Here are portions cut & pasted directly from the amicus brief as sponsored by Ted Cruz


SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT.... cut & pasted directly from the document. Use the link above to read the complete brief.


The Colorado Supreme Court ordered Donald Trump removed from the State’s presidential primary ballot, even though he is the current frontrunner for the Republican primary and favored by many polls to win the next presidential election.


Amici, comprising numerous U.S. Senators and Representatives, focus on how the Colorado Supreme Court’s opinion tramples the prerogatives of members of Congress. The court below raced past numerous textual and structural limitations on Section 3, which are primarily designed to ensure that Congress controls the enforcement and (if necessary) removal of Section 3’s “disability” on holding office .

 

This Court should reverse the decision below.


ARGUMENT

I.The Colorado Supreme Court’s Decision Encroaches on Congress’s Express Powers.

Congress—not any state court—plays a vital role in regard to Section 3. It is Congress that must pass implementing legislation authorizing enforcement of Section 3.


II. Section 3 Does Not Apply to Former President Trump.

The Colorado Supreme Court also erred by rejecting the argument that Section 3 is inapplicable to former President Trump, as he was never previously “an officer of the United States.” U.S. CONST. amend. XIV, § 3; Pet.App.70a–73a.


III. The Colorado Supreme Court’s Decision Lacks Neutral Principles and Will Lead to Widespread De-Balloting of Political Opponents.

Although this Court need not reach the questions of what qualifies as “insurrection” or what it means to “engage in” it, it is worth explaining why the decision below presents such a serious risk to the democratic process.

 

The following is the full list of amici:


United States Senate -all Republicans

Senator

State

Up for Re-election


Barrasso

WYOMING

2024


Blackburn

TENNESSEE

2024


Boozman

ARKANSAS



Boyd-Britt

ALABAMA



Braun

INDIANA

leave to run 4 Governor


Budd

NO CAROLINA



Moore-Capito

W VIRGINIA



Cornyn

TEXAS



Cotton

ARKANSAS



Cramer

N. DAKOTA

2024


Crapo

IDAHO



Cruz

TEXAS

2024

Vulnerable for re-election

Ernst

IOWA



Fischer

NEBRASKA

2024


Graham

SO CAROLINA



Grassley

IOWA



Hagerty

TENNESSEE



Hawley

MISSOURI

2024


Hoeven

N DAKOTA



Hyde-Smith

MISSISSIPPI



Johnson

WISCONSIN



Kennedy

LOUISIANA



Lankford

OKLAHOMA



Lee

UTAH



Lummis

WYOMING



Marshall

KANSAS



McConnell

KENTUCKY



Moran

KANSAS



Mullin

OKLAHOMA



Ricketts

NEBRASKA

2024


Risch

IDAHO



Rounds

SO DAKOTA



Rubio

FLORIDA



Schmitt

MISSOURI



Scott

FLORIDA

2024

Vulnerable for re-election

Scott

SO CAROLINA



Sullivan

ALASKA



Thune

SO DAKOTA



Tillis

NO CAROLINA



Tuberville

ALABAMA



Vance

OHIO



Wicker

MISSISSIPPI

2024


 

 

United States House of Representatives – All Republicans

US House Representative

State/Dist

2024 Re-election Status

Aderholt

AL-4


Alford

MO -4

1st term

Allen

GA-12


Amodei

NV-2


Armstrong

ND-1


Arrington

TX-19


Babin

TX-36


Banks

IN -3

Leaving to run 4 Senate

Barr

KY-6


Bean

FL -4


Bentz

OR -2


Bergman

MI-1


Bice

OK -5


Biggs

AZ-5


Bilirakis

FL -12


Bishop

NC-8

Leaving Run 4 another office

Bost

IL -12


Brecheen

OK -2

1st term

Burchett

TN-2


Burgess,

TX-26


Burlison

MO -7

1st term

Calvert

CA -41


Cammack

FL -3


Carl

AL-1


Carter

GA-1


Carter

TX-31


Cline

VA-6


Clyde

GA-9


Cole

OK -4


Collins

GA-10

1st term

Comer

KY-1


Crawford

AR -1


Crenshaw

TX-2


Curtis

UT -3

Retire

Davidson

OH-8


Duncan

SC-3


Dunn

FL -2


Edwards

NC-11

1st term

Ellzey

TX-6


Emmer

MN-6


Estes

KS-4


Ezell

MS-4

1st term

Fallon

TX-4


Feenstra

IA-4


Finstad

MN-1

1st term

Fischbach

MN-7


Fitzgerald

WI -5


Fleischmann

TN-3


Flood

NE-1


Foxx

NC-5


Franklin

FL -18


Fry

SC-7

1st term

Gimenez

FL -28


Good

VA-5


Gooden

TX-5


Gosar

AZ-9


Granger

TX-12

Retire

Graves

LA-6


Graves

MO -6


Green

TN-7


Griffith

VA-9


Guest

MS-3


Guthrie

KY-2


Hageman

WY-1

1st term

Harris

MD-1


Harshbarger

TN-1


Hern

OK -1


Higgins

LA-3


Hinson

IA-2


Houchin

IN -9

1st term

Hudson

NC-9


Huizenga

MI-4


Jackson

TX-13


James

MI-10

1st term

Johnson

LA-4


Johnson

SD-1


Jordan

OH-4


Kelly

MS-1


Kelly

PA-16


Lamborn

CO-5

Retire

Langworthy

NY-23

1st term

Lesko

AZ-8

Retire

Luetkemeyer

MO -3

Retire

Luna

FL -13

1st term

Luttrell

TX-8

1st term

Mann

KS-1


Mast

FL -21


McClain

MI-9


McClintock

CA -5


McCormick

GA-6

1st term

Meuser

PA-9


Miller

IL -15


Miller

WV-1


Mills

FL -7

1st term

Moolenaar

MI-2


Mooney

WV-2

Leaving to Run 4 Senate

Nehls

TX-22


Norman

SC-5


Obernolte

CA -23


Owens

UT -4


Palmer

AL-6


Pfluger

TX-11


Posey

FL -8


Reschenthaler

PA-14


Rogers

WA -5


Rogers

AL-3


Rose

TN-6


Rouzer

NC-7


Rutherford

FL -5

1st term

Scalise

LA-1


Scott

GA-8


Smith

MO -8


Smith

NE-3


Stauber

MN-8


Stefanik

NY-21


Steil

WI -1


Strong

AL-5

1st term

Tenney

NY-24


Thompson

PA-15


Tiffany

WI -7


Timmons

SC-4


Turner

OH-10


Van Drew

NJ-2


Van Duyne

TX-24


Van Orden

WI -3

1st term

Wagner

MO -2


Walberg

MI-5


Waltz

FL -6


Weber

TX-14


Webster

FL -11


Wenstrup

OH-2

Retire

Westerman

AR -4


Williams

TX-25


Wittman

VA-1


Womack

AR -3


Yakym,

IN -2


Zinke

MT-1

1st term


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