Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) praised her Maine counterpart within the wake of her determination to kick former President Trump off of the state’s major poll below the 14th Modification in a latest interview.
“I do suppose Secretary Bellows is courageous and brave,” Griswold mentioned in an interview on MSNBC about Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows (D). “She is the primary particular person, by herself, having to make this determination.”
On Thursday, Bellows mentioned she had concluded that the previous president “over the course of a number of 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 stop certification of the 2020 election and the peaceable switch of energy.” Bellows’s determination made Maine the second state to take such an motion after the Colorado Supreme Court docket final week did so through a 4-3 ruling.
“Mr. Trump’s occasional requests that rioters be peaceable and assist legislation enforcement don’t immunize his actions,” she mentioned. “A quick name to obey the legislation doesn’t erase conduct over the course of months, culminating in his speech on the Ellipse. The burden of the proof makes clear that Mr. Trump was conscious of the tinder laid by his multi-month effort to delegitimize a democratic election, after which selected to mild a match.”
Bellows mentioned on Friday that she has acquired threats within the wake of her determination to take away Trump from the poll.
“I used to be ready for the potential for threats, and I actually admire legislation enforcement and the individuals round me who’ve been extremely supportive of my security and safety,” Shenna Bellows (D) mentioned throughout an look on CNN. “My security and safety is essential, so is the protection and safety of everybody who works with me and we’ve acquired threatening communications.”
“These are unacceptable,” Bellows continued.
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