A Republican state representative has moved to impeach Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows after she banned President Trump from the ballot without the authority or grounds.
Trump has never even been charged with insurrection let alone been convicted of it, which means she only had one reason to knock him off from the ballot and that is the fact he is killing Biden and gaining every week. She is just another Democratic constitution denier.
State Rep. John Andrews (R-Paris) blasted Bellows’ decision, and saying that her decision was political and not legal.
He says that she lacks the authority to banish Trump and that he will be filing articles of impeachment based on her usurping the power of the legislature and the courts. She set herself up as being superior to the judicial and legislature. She is as close to being superior as near beer is to alcohol.
“I wish to file a Joint Order, or whichever is the proper parliamentary mechanism under Mason’s Rules, to impeach Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. I wish to impeach Secretary Bellows on the grounds that she is barring an American citizen and 45th President of the United States, who is convicted of no crime or impeachment, their right to appear on a Maine Republican Primary ballot.”
“Donald J. Trump has met all qualifications for the March 2024 Republican Presidential Primary. He should be allowed on the ballot. This is raw partisanship and has no place in the offices of our state’s Constitutional Officers.”
“This is hyper-partisanship on full display. A Secretary of State APPOINTED by legislative Democrats bans President Trump from the 2024 ballot so that she can jockey for position in the 2026 Democrat Primary for Governor. Banana Republic isn’t just a store at the mall.”
Bellows, a Democrat, rejected a bid by Trump’s legal team to get her to recuse herself from making a ruling on his eligibility amid multiple challenges to his candidacy. Andrews said that Bellows’ move was in part motivated in order to raise her ID for the Maine’s governor’s race in 2026.
Maine Republicans have considered moving to a caucus system to bypass Bellows’ ruling.
“This political activism by Shenna Bellows, it’s not going to stand,” Maine GOP Chairman Joel Stetkis told WGAN. “At the party, since yesterday, we’ve been working on an appeal to the Maine Superior Court and we’re also reserving the right to return to a caucus system where Shenna Bellows will have absolutely no say in who Mainers choose for the Republican nominee for president.”
Trump has faced a number of 14th Amendment challenges to his candidacy including in states like Michigan and Minnesota where efforts have failed. In Colorado, the state’s supreme court decided to kick Trump off the ballot last week.
As of Thursday, Trump will be allowed to appear on Colorado’s 2024 primary ballot after the state’s Republican Party asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that disqualified him.