On Wednesday, Gov. Janet Mills’ (D-Maine) spokesman Ben Goodman announced Gov. Mills’ opinion on the removal of former President Donald Trump from Maine’s ballot by Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.
“The governor believes that the question of whether former President Trump violated the 14th Amendment is a question that must be answered by the courts, and she believes it should be done so nationally rather than in a piece-meal fashion state by state,” said Goodman.
Mills’ criticized the efforts of Republicans to impeach Secretary Bellows for bias in her decision, claiming that the accusations were unjustified, and arguing that Bellows was required by law to decide on the issue.
Republicans have accused Bellows of violating a Maine law against bias by failing to disclose that she had served as an elector for President Joe Biden and did not recuse herself from the hearing.
Mills believes that, although Bellows was performing her duty, the question of Trump’s eligibility ought to be decided by the Supreme Court, rather than in various small decisions across different states.
However, Mills also stated that if the judicial system does not decide the issue, it should be left to the people.