The Supreme Court of Colorado recently decided that former President Trump should be removed from the state’s presidential ballot because of the January 6, 2021 “insurrection,” which it claimed disqualified him because of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. That amendment, passed in the wake of the Civil War, prohibits those who have sworn allegiance to the United States and then engaged in insurrection against it from being president, among other things.
In an attempt to respond to that shocking ruling, the Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, suggested that his state should remove President Joe Biden from the ballot under much the same logic, arguing that President Biden could be said to have engaged in “insurrection” by allowing millions upon millions of illegal immigrants to cross the Mexican-American border.
Lt. Gov. Patrick said, Speaking to Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham, “Seeing what happened in Colorado tonight…makes me think—except we believe in democracy in Texas—maybe we should take Joe Biden off the ballot in Texas for allowing 8 million people to cross the border since he’s been president, disrupting our state far more than anything anyone else has done in recent history.”
Watch him talk to Laura Ingraham here:
Trump suggested much the same thing about Biden needing to be considered an “insurrectionist” by red states because of the border disasters, saying, “Crooked Joe Biden is the Insurrectionist because he let millions of unknown people come recklessly and unchecked through our insane “Open” Border, let a war begin in the Middle East and Ukraine, Weaponized our DOJ & FBI, SURRENDERED in Afghanistan when we could have left with dignity and strength – the most embarrassing event in the history of our Country, and is destroying America with the GREEN NEW SCAM!!!”
Lt. Gov. Patrick also spoke to Ingraham about the immigration bills Gov. Abbott recently signed into law, laws which give Texas a greater ability to try to wrangle illegal immigration under control. He said that he thinks the laws will stand up in court, saying, “So we spent a lot of time, Laura, in the Senate writing this bill, along with the governor, and we believe we have a bill that will survive any type of Supreme Court challenge because we are being invaded.”
Speaking about the bills when Gov. Abbot signed them, Lt. Gov. Patrick said, “As Lieutenant Governor, securing the southern border has been one of my biggest priorities since first being elected in 2006. Since I took office as Lieutenant Governor, Texas has increased border security funding more than any time in history.”
Continuing, Lt. Gov. Patrick said, “It has never been more clear that Texas must step into the breach created by the border security liars and deniers Biden, Harris, and Mayorkas, and the signing of these three bills is indicative of the Texas Senate and my commitment to stemming the flow of illegal immigration and a strong southern border.”
Featured image credit: By Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks – http://www.the-president.us/date/2017/10/28, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71483174
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