McConnell joins 45 GOP senators backing Trump in Colorado ballot fight

The fate of former President Donald Trump‘s primary ballot access in Colorado got a boost Thursday from 46 Republican senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling on the Supreme Court to keep him on the ballot.

More than two dozen amicus briefs have been filed to the public docket for the Supreme Court case over whether Trump, the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential election, is disqualified from appearing on the Centennial State’s primary ballot under a 14th Amendment provision barring anyone who engaged in insurrection from holding office again.

In the latest brief, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA), 177 Republican lawmakers joined in supporting Trump’s effort to remain on the state’s ballot and raised doubts about whether Trump holds any responsibility for the violence at
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