Dean Phillips criticizes Colorado court ruling barring Trump from ballot

But Phillips’ response also separates him from other figures within the Democratic Party. His long-shot campaign alone has
rankled people within the party,
and his critiques of Biden’s age haven’t helped show unified Democratic support for the incumbent president facing regular questioning of his leadership ability.

While Biden himself has not commented, citing the Trump campaign’s ongoing appeal of that ruling, his supporters have voiced their agreement with the Colorado justices’ interpretation of the 14th Amendment.

Progressives have also voiced their support for the ruling. On X, Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) said: “I welcome the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court” and added that “the former white supremacist-in-chief has no place near the Oval Office, or any office for that matter.”

It is unclear whether this position will help Phillips in his quixotic bid to challenge Biden for the Democratic nomination. A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday found that just 5 percent of Democrats backed Phillips, while 75 percent supported Biden and 15 percent backed lifestyle author Marianne Williamson.



Dean Phillips, a Democratic candidate, has criticized a Colorado court ruling that bans former President Donald Trump from the state’s ballot without a conviction. Phillips, who claims to have witnessed the Capitol insurrection, believes Trump is guilty of inspiring it but disagrees with the decision to ban him from the ballot. He also calls for the Supreme Court to intervene immediately.

Phillips’ stance sets him apart from other members of the Democratic Party, causing dissatisfaction within the party due to his long-shot campaign and his criticisms of President Joe Biden’s age. While Biden himself has not commented on the ruling, his supporters have expressed agreement with the Colorado justices’ interpretation of the 14th Amendment.

Progressives have also shown support for the court ruling, with Rep. Cori Bush welcoming the decision and stating that Trump, whom she refers to as the “former white supremacist-in-chief,” has no place in any office.

It remains uncertain how Phillips’ position on the ruling will impact his challenge against Biden for the Democratic nomination. A recent Quinnipiac poll indicates that only 5 percent of Democrats back Phillips, while 75 percent support Biden and 15 percent support lifestyle author Marianne Williamson.

Current context: This news article highlights the differing opinions within the Democratic Party regarding the Colorado court ruling barring Trump from the ballot. It underscores the challenges faced by Phillips in his bid to challenge President Biden for the Democratic nomination. The article also mentions the support from progressives for the court ruling, reflecting the ongoing debate surrounding Trump’s influence and potential political future.

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