SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mike Lee took issue with the recent decision by Maine’s secretary of state to bar former President Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot, arguing that a provision of the 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to the president.

Maine is the second state to bar Trump from the ballot, after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week that Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack amounts to insurrection.

The full text of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which is the basis of the court’s decision, reads:

“No person shall be a senator or representative in Congress, or elector of president and vice president, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

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