Trump: ‘There Were No Guns’ (Video)

( – In a new solid line of defense against leftist accusations over the January 6, 2021, events, former President Donald Trump has emphasized that “there were no guns” at the US Capital as he praised Thursday’s US Supreme Court hearing on his 2024 state ballot access.

In a press conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump described the Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments for his appeal of Colorado’s decision to keep him off the state ballot as a “beautiful thing.”

The former president defended his actions in response to the Colorado Supreme Court’s judgment that he instigated an insurrection on January 6 by urging his followers to disrupt the Electoral College vote count, The Washington Times reports.

He claimed his statements were “very beautiful, very heartwarming statements” and emphasized, “I said peacefully and patriotically.”

“There were no guns, there were no anything – except for the fact that they shot Ashli Babbitt,” the former president declared.

He noted that he had paid close attention to the Supreme Court’s oral arguments, where attorneys for Colorado voters and the state’s secretary of state argued that Trump’s conduct violated Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

This section prohibits individuals who have participated in an insurrection from holding certain future offices.

Jason Murray, representing the voters challenging Trump, highlighted the visibility of Trump’s actions surrounding the 2020 election.

“Ultimately, what we have here is an insurrection that was incited in plain sight for all to see. The reason we are here is that President Trump tried to disenfranchise 80 million Americans who voted against him. The Constitution doesn’t require he be given another chance,” Murray argued.

The justices primarily focused on whether the responsibility of determining ballot eligibility lies with the states, expressing considerable doubt about states’ authority to disqualify a candidate using Section 3, across both Democratic and GOP-appointed justices.

Trump made it clear he was happy with how his lawyer, Jonathan Mitchell, presented his appeal at the US Supreme Court’s hearing.

“I thought the presentation today was a very good one. I think it was well received,” the former president said.

Trump argued that removing him would be an insult to his numerous supporters, questioning the fairness of disqualifying the leading candidate.

“I’m leaving it up to the Supreme Court,” he concluded.