RFK Jr. Says Colorado Supreme Court Violated Trump’s Rights

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., now running for president as an independent after withdrawing from the Democrat primary, says Colorado’s move to bar former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot violated his rights.

“Every American should be troubled by the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove President Trump from the ballot,” Kennedy said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. “The court has deprived him of a consequential right without having been convicted of a crime.”

The Colorado Supreme Court recently decided to ban Trump from appearing on the Republican Party primary ballot in 2024. It has so far proven a very controversial legal decision.

“We conclude that because President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three (of the 14th Amendment), it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Secretary to list President Trump as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot,” the court wrote in its majority opinion.

As Kennedy pointed out, the former Republican president bears no convictions of any crime that would disqualify him on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. While Trump currently faces multiple criminal indictments and civil lawsuits, most have not yet made it to trial. He holds no convictions of any crime that offers a legal basis for the recent decision in Colorado.

Kennedy also highlighted the lack of an evidentiary hearing in the Colorado Supreme Court case to establish the facts underlying the court’s opinion without any legal convictions to support it. “This was done without an evidentiary hearing in which he is given the basic right of confronting his accusers,” Kennedy wrote.

The independent presidential candidate said furthermore that Colorado’s high court did not only violate Trump’s rights but that “the American people are deprived of their right to choose” their president as a result of the ruling. He warned: “it contributes to the perception that the elites are picking the President by manipulating the legal system, and through other interventions.”

Donald Trump led Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), his second-place rival for the Republican nomination, by 43% nationwide in a recent Economist poll.