The fallout from the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove Donald Trump the primary ballot has begun.
In the aftermath of the Colorado State Supreme Court’s decision, social media outlets have been flooded with threats against the justices, and Lisa Monaco, the number-two official at the Justice Department, told ABC News that the violent language comes at a time where threats against public officials are spiking to new levels.
“The FBI is aware of the situation and working with local law enforcement,” the agency said in a statement. “We will vigorously pursue—investigations of any threat or use of violence committed by someone who uses extremist views to justify their actions regardless of motivation.”
The situation began in September when Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Republican and unaffiliated voters in Colorado, claiming Trump breached the Insurrection Clause.
Despite the ruling, Trump will appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, likely leading to a high-stakes decision over his eligibility to run by a court to which Trump appointed three members.
Source: Black Enterprise