Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel attacked the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot
She called it “election interference” in a post to X, and said the RNC’s legal team “looks forward to helping fight for a victory.”
GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy called the court’s decision an “actual attack on democracy.”
In a post on X, Ramaswamy pledged to withdraw from the Colorado GOP primary unless Trump is allowed to be on the ballot. He called on other candidates — Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie and Nikki Haley — to do the same, arguing, “or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous consequences for our country.”
“Today’s decision is the latest election interference tactic to silence political opponents and swing the election for whatever puppet the Democrats put up this time by depriving Americans of the right to vote for their candidate of choice,” he wrote.
House Speaker Mike Johnson said the ruling was “nothing but a thinly veiled partisan attack.” He said voters should be able to decide the nominee.
“Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen registered to vote should not be denied the right to support our former president and the individual who is the leader in every poll of the Republican primary,” Johnson said.