Donald Trump is worried that United States Supreme Court will rule against him after he was disqualified from the ballot in Maine and Colorado under the 14th Amendment.
The Trump campaign is expected to challenge the decisions and the case will likely end up being decided by the Supreme Court.
In private, Trump has been saying he expects the justices to overturn the rulings but, he is also concerned that the justices might rule against him to not appear political. Trump appointed half of the justices that make up the 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
“They believe, generally speaking, he and his advisors, that they will have success at the Supreme Court, but he has also voiced some concern that a court that has — he appointed three of the justices at the Supreme Court and gave conservatives a supermajority — he is concerned that they are going to look as if they’re trying not to rule in his favor and might rule against him,” Haberman told CNN.
If the Supreme Court rules against Trump it could lead to other states disqualifying the former president from their ballots as well.
Currently, efforts are underway in more than a dozen states to remove Trump from the ballot under the Constitution’s insurrection clause.