Republican state senator Bill Eigel of Missouri made a bold announcement on Friday, declaring his intention to sponsor legislation that would remove President Joe Biden from the state’s election ballot. Eigel’s move comes as a response to other states attempting to remove former President Donald Trump from their ballots.
Eigel wasted no time in taking a jab at his Democratic counterparts, stating that “by their own standard,” Biden should be removed from the ballot for the “aid and comfort” he has given to enemies of the United States. He went on to criticize Biden’s handling of the Southern border, claiming that under his administration, “our country is being invaded” with the “8 million people [entering] illegally.” Eigel also declared that Biden has caused more harm to the country than any other president in history.
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“In the wake of formal efforts in 33 states to remove President Donald J. Trump from the ballot, State Senator Bill Eigel will be putting forth legislation that would… pic.twitter.com/3P4uZSXalH
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The Missouri state senator was quick to point out the hypocrisy of other states, namely Colorado and Maine, for attempting to remove Trump from their ballots. In true conservative fashion, Eigel accused Democrats of only believing in democracy when it favors them and expressed his desire to use the facts to remove Biden from the ballot before he can “destroy the country even further.”
Eigel’s announcement comes at the same time as Colorado’s Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, declared that Trump would indeed appear on the state’s ballot as it had been officially certified. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the cases of both Colorado and Maine’s attempts to remove Trump from their ballots, calling attention to the ongoing partisan battle over the former president’s political future.
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It is worth noting that Eigel’s proposed legislation is not guaranteed to succeed as it would need to make its way through the Missouri legislature and be signed by the governor before it could have any tangible effect. However, with the Supreme Court taking up similar cases, it is clear that Republicans are not backing down in their efforts to keep Trump on the ballot and vocalize their discontent with Biden’s presidency.
Colorado’s 2024 Presidential primary ballot is certified. The United States Supreme Court has accepted the case, and Donald Trump will appear on the ballot as a result.
— Jena Griswold (@JenaGriswold) January 5, 2024
As the country remains divided along party lines, it seems that the battle over Trump’s presence on state ballots will continue to be a point of contention. And with politicians like Eigel using it as a means to take jabs at their opponents, it doesn’t look like it will be resolved anytime soon. Stay tuned for further updates on this ongoing political drama.