Rep. Rose Joins Amicus Brief Supporting President Trump’s Colorado Ballot Disqualification Appeal

Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Representative John Rose (TN-06), a former practicing attorney, signed onto an Amicus Brief led by House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Trump v. Anderson, a case currently pending before the Supreme Court regarding Colorado’s exclusion of Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential primary ballot.

In Trump v. Anderson, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether former President Donald Trump should remain on the ballot in the State of Colorado, after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that he should be removed, even though he is the current frontrunner to be the Republican Party’s presidential candidate. The signers of the brief argue that “the Colorado Supreme Court’s opinion tramples the prerogatives of members of Congress.” They argue that the court “raced past numerous textual and structural limitations … which are primarily designed to ensure that Congress controls the enforcement and removal” of a president from office, and that the court “adopted a malleable and expansive view of ‘engage in insurrection,’ which will easily lead to widespread abuse” against the political opponents of those in power in the U.S. The legislators urge the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision.

Read the full amicus brief here.                                           

Rep. Rose released the following statement:

“President Biden’s 2024 election strategy is to remove his top competitor from the ballot, which should frighten every American who cherishes our right to choose our leaders,” said Rep. Rose. “As a former practicing attorney, it is extremely difficult to see the justification used by the Colorado Supreme Court to argue their authority to remove President Trump from the ballot. Additionally, their decision sets a dangerous precedent that will further embolden politically charged courts from removing political opponents from their respective ballots, thereby subverting the will of the American people.”

Rep. Rose was joined on the brief by Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), 135 other House Republicans, and 41 Senate Republicans. 

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