California Democrats are launching the latest effort to remove Donald Trump from the ballot of next year’s presidential primary.
Nine lawmakers are asking Attorney General Rob Bonta for immediate intervention against Trump. They’re claiming he encouraged an insurrection on January 6, 2021, and is therefore ineligible for office under the 14th Amendment.
This argument is already being used in four other states. But California could become the first to expedite a court ruling by going directly to the state attorney general.
And it looks like Bonta might take up the challenge. According to an office spokesperson, “There is no denying that Donald Trump has engaged in behavior that is unacceptable and unbecoming of any leader — let alone a President of the United States.”
Even if Trump’s name is removed from the ballot, it’s possible the Supreme Court will reverse that decision.