DeSantis Warns Maine Trump Decision ‘Opens up Pandora’s Box’ with Far-reaching Consequence


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was angry that former President Trump would not be able to run for office in Maine in 2024. He also told Republicans to focus on the problems with Democrats instead of Trump’s legal problems.

“The idea that one bureaucrat in an executive position can just unilaterally disqualify someone from office, that goes against everything that this country has stood for over 200 years,” DeSantis said in a Thursday interview with Jason Chaffetz on Fox News.

“It opens up Pandora’s Box,” DeSantis said, referring to the idea that Republican secretaries of state could then try to remove President Biden from office because of the so-called “massive invasion” of migrants at the southern border.

In 2024, DeSantis is running for president as a Republican. He said he believes the Supreme Court will overturn the decision. He did say, though, that Trump’s court problems would still get a lot of attention from the media.

“I don’t think that the US Supreme Court will approve of this in the end.” But I think this will be something that stays the same all through election year: different parts of these court cases will be at the top of the news, DeSantis said.

Desantis went on, “I think we win when we hold Biden accountable and talk about the things that matter to the American people.” “I believe the Democrats want the election to be about these other things.” They don’t want to take responsibility for the policies that didn’t work.

DeSantis spoke out about the Maine decision soon after it was made public Thursday night. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said that Trump, who is the Republican front-runner in the 2024 election, cannot be on the state’s primary ballot. She did this by citing the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment and Trump’s part in the events leading up to and on January 6, 2021.

According to Democrat Bellows, Trump “over several months and culminating on January 6, 2021, used a false narrative of election fraud to inflame his supporters and direct them to the Capitol to prevent certification of the 2020 election and the peaceful transfer of power.”

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After Colorado’s Supreme Court said Trump couldn’t be on its primary ballot, Maine became the second state to make the same choice.

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