VIDEO: Trump Expresses Thanks

( – In a powerful message to the nation, presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has thanked the United States Supreme Court after the highest court of the land ruled against leftist attempts to disqualify the former president from the 2024 ballot in different states.

See the video of President Trump’s comments below!

“I want to start by thanking the Supreme Court for its unanimous decision today. It was a very important decision, very well crafted. I think it will go a long way toward bringing our country together, which our country needs,” Trump declared in a speech at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday.

His comments came after earlier in the day, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous verdict to overturn the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that had previously disqualified Trump from appearing on the state’s primary ballot.

“BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!” he wrote on Truth Social in his initial reaction.

This ruling came just a day before voters in Colorado and 14 other states were scheduled to participate in the primaries to select their Republican nominee.

The court’s unanimous decision stated that only the U.S. Congress has the legal authority to limit a candidate’s eligibility for the ballot based on an alleged breach of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

This section forbids individuals who have participated in insurrection from holding federal office.

“This case raises the question whether the States, in addition to Congress, may also enforce Section 3. We conclude that States may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office. But States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency,” the justices wrote.

“For the reasons given, responsibility for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States. The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand,” it adds.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, in a separate opinion, underscored the importance of the Supreme Court in mitigating political tensions rather than exacerbating them.

“Particularly in this circumstance, writings on the Court should turn the national temperature down, not up. For present purposes, our differences are far less important than our unanimity: All nine Justices agree on the outcome of this case. That is the message Americans should take home,” she wrote.

The court’s liberal justices—Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson—concurred with the overall judgment but voiced their concerns regarding the majority’s reasoning.

“The majority announces that a disqualification for insurrection can occur only when Congress enacts a particular kind of legislation pursuant to Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment. In doing so, the majority shuts the door on other potential means of federal enforcement. We cannot join an opinion that decides momentous and difficult issues unnecessarily, and we therefore concur only in the judgment,” they wrote.

This ruling also affected Trump’s eligibility on primary ballots in Illinois and Maine, reversing previous disqualifications by officials in those states.

The justices chose to announce their decision without formally convening in the courtroom, a move aimed at swiftly addressing the issue of Trump’s eligibility before Super Tuesday.

During the oral arguments held last month, the justices seemed very skeptical of Colorado’s arguments, National Review notes.

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