Former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland Ty Cobb predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the Colorado Supreme Court decision to bar Trump from the general election with a unanimous ruling.
While Cobb represented the Trump White House during special counsel Robert Mueller’s unfounded Russian collusion probe, he has since become a critic of his former client. Cobb has stated that Trump has been a “disaster” for the Republican Party and has condemned him for his efforts to challenge the 2020 election.
His personal opinion of the former president did not stop him from shredding Tuesday night’s unprecedented decision from the Colorado Supreme Court, however, as Cobb told CNN that the ruling will be overturned.
Cobb admitted that the ruling will serve as “vindication” for Trump, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and slammed the indictments levied against him as blatant election interference. He went on to predict that the Supreme Court will unanimously move to overturn the Colorado court’s decision.
“I think this case will be handled quickly,” the longtime attorney said. “I think it could be 9-0 in the Supreme Court for Trump.
Far-left legal groups have challenged Trump’s ability to appear on the ballot in a number of states. The argument cites section III of the Fourteenth Amendment, a Civil War-era statute designed to bar ex-confederates from holding federal office. Although Trump has not been charged with, much less convicted of, inciting an “insurrection” on January 6, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court opted to bar Trump from the ballot in an unprecedented 4-3 decision.
Former Trump official and America First Legal founder slammed the ruling as an affront to American Democracy, saying that December 19 will live in infamy. “December 19th will be remembered in history because two things happened today. At the same time, we found out that it was the worst day in American history for illegal immigration. The worst day in history. And we also found out the radical left judges said Donald Trump can’t be on the ballot in Colorado,” Miller said.
“So you see a two-front attack on democracy. They are saying to American citizens, you can’t vote, you don’t have a voice.”
Trump has vowed to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.