During her speech on the third anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, Vice President Kamala Harris continued to assert the Democrats’ belief that former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party pose a threat to ‘democracy’. This narrative persists despite the fact that Democrat-led states are actively excluding Trump from their 2024 ballots, thereby denying his supporters the opportunity to vote for him. The Democrats and their media allies have extensively sensationalized the Capitol riot in an attempt to propagate their unfounded claim that Republicans lack faith in democracy.
“We fight to protect the sacred freedom to vote while they try to silence the voice of the people,” Harris said in her speech.
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WMBF News reported that statements were released by both Drew McKissick, the Chairman of the South Carolina GOP, and Reese Boyd, the Chairman of the Horry County GOP, in response to the visit of the vice president.
“It’s no coincidence that both Joe and Kamala are making plans to visit less than a month away from the Democratic primary,” KcKissick said in a statement. “Along with the majority of Americans, South Carolinians are sick and tired of what this administration has done to our country, and they’re going to use their voices and their votes to make a change – starting with the Republican Presidential Primary on February 24th. No amount of appearances from Biden or Harris is going to change that fact.”
“It is unfortunate that the President and the Vice President can find nothing else to run on, so they appear to be creating a campaign for re-election that is based on a platform of demonizing ‘MAGA Republicans’ as an existential threat to American democracy. This is sad, and absurd,” Boyd added in a statement. “But when you look at the economy, the southern border, what’s happening on the international stage, what happened in Afghanistan and what is now happening in Ukraine, what do they have to show for three years in office?”
“It’s understandable why the President is now seeking to demonize President Trump and Mr. Trump’s ‘MAGA Republican’ supporters,” Boyd continued. “It’s a very sad day for America, but understandable. When you think about it, what other cards does the President have? Fortunately, most Americans see through this, and realize that the President is talking about them. So we don’t think this strategy is one that is going to resonate with many South Carolinians, if any.”
The U.S. Supreme Court has made a significant decision on Friday evening by accepting an urgent appeal from Trump’s attorneys. This comes after the Colorado Supreme Court prohibited him from being included on the state’s 2024 ballot in the previous month. According to Fox News, the highest court in the country has set a deadline of January 31 for all briefs to be submitted in relation to the case. Furthermore, the justices have scheduled oral arguments to be heard on February 8.
“The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The case is set for oral argument on Thursday, February 8, 2024,” the decision said. “Petitioner’s brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Thursday, January 18, 2024.”
Simultaneously, the high court granted a temporary suspension of Colorado’s directive, directing the state’s secretary of state to reinstate Trump’s name on the ballot until a final verdict is reached in the case.
The Colorado court prohibited Trump based on the 14th Amendment’s clause that prohibits “officers” of the United States who participated in “insurrection” from seeking elected positions. Supreme Court justices will likely analyze the interpretation of the phrase “engaged in insurrection” to inform their rulings, as per Fox News.
In the meantime, a judge from a district court in Wyoming dismissed a lawsuit aimed at removing Trump and Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis from the election ballots. This development prompted Wyoming Republican Secretary of State Chuck Gray to express his jubilation, as reported separately by Fox on Friday.