The US Supreme Court has decided to take up a case over whether President Donald Trump should be allowed to run for reelection. Democrats are trying to disqualify Trump in multiple states right now on the grounds that he caused an insurrection. It looks like the Supreme Court is just going to nip this Democrat lawfare tactic in the bud before things get any further out of hand.
The case is John Castro v. Donald Trump, and it was filed by a guy out of Florida (more on him in a moment). The case has already been distributed to the justices ahead of a conference on September 26. The high court is expected to rule on the case on or before October 9. This should lay to rest the fantasies taking place in states like Colorado and California, which are having fever dreams right now about keeping the Bad Orange Man off the ballot in 2024.
John Anthony Castro ran for Webb County Commissioner in Texas back in 2004. He ran as a Democrat and came in fifth out of five candidates. In 2008, he wrote an op-ed in the Laredo Morning Times that the George W. Bush administration was planning to suspend the 2008 election and “is now planning on executing the final operation of their dictatorial reign over this country.”
When Obama defeated John McCain in the 2008 election and the peaceful transfer of power took place as always, Castro wrote a follow-up op-ed in which he gloated that Republicans had it coming. Despite his track record of false predictions, Castro has called Donald Trump a false prophet.
Anyway, John Anthony Castro is one of the gaggle of people vying for second place in the Republican primary. His filing with the Supreme Court reads in part:
“Castro and Trump are not only competing for the same political position within the same political party but are also appealing to the same voter base. In fact, throughout his campaigning efforts to date, Castro has spoken to thousands of voters who have expressed that they would vote for Castro only if Trump is not a presidential candidate as they maintain political loyalty to Trump.
Probably more like tens of voters, but whatever. Have you met thousands of people who are pining to vote for someone else—let alone John Anthony Castro—if only Donald Trump was not in the race?
His filing continues:
“Castro will further suffer irreparable competitive injuries if Trump, who is constitutionally ineligible to hold office, is able to attempt to secure votes in primary elections and raise funds. Trump’s constitutionally unauthorized undertaking will put Castro at both a voter and donor disadvantage.”
Trump is stealing votes and campaign donations from a guy no one has ever heard of! That’s the argument that Castro and his attorneys have put forward in order to keep President Trump off the ballot in 2024. It’s… not a very good case.
The hilarious thing about all of this is that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear this case. There are plenty of other lawsuits going on in other states which are all calling for Trump to be kept off the ballot. By striking down this one first, the Supreme Court sets an easy precedent to dismiss all the others in one fell swoop.
The problem with all of these cases, including Castro’s, is that Donald Trump never staged an insurrection, never engaged in a seditious conspiracy, and never waged war against the United States government. Sure, the House impeached him over January 6th, but that’s basically the congressional equivalent of an indictment. In his trial in the US Senate, Donald Trump was found not guilty of insurrection.
Think about it this way. Special prosecutor Jack Smith has indicted Trump twice. Alvin Bragg has indicted him once. Fani Willis has indicted him once. He’s facing a collective 91 counts right now. Not a single one of those charges is for inciting an insurrection. The claim that Trump was doing an insurrection is so flimsy and weak that even this partisan gaggle of hacks doesn’t dare charge him with insurrection. The damage to the narrative would be too severe.
It’s better to just keep saying he did an insurrection, rather than proving it in court. It was a lot easier to claim that Russia collusion happened without any investigations, and it’s the same with the bogus “insurrection” that they’re trying to use to keep him off the 2024 ballot.