Trump-fueled threats against Colorado justices are a chilling preview of what’s to come

In just the first 24 hours since the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday disqualifying former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s Republican primary ballot, social media platforms were awash in violent threats to the justices from the Rocky Mountain state. As reported by NBC News, the nonprofit research group Advance Democracy found “significant violent rhetoric” toward the justices and Democrats generally, “often in direct response to Trump’s posts about the ruling” on his Truth Social platform.

Those disturbing posts by Trump’s followers included justice’s office addresses, emails and phone numbers. These posts offer not only a glimpse of the current threat picture, but a foretelling of threats to come as this historic ruling inevitably rises to the U.S. Supreme Court for review. “This ends when we kill these f—ers,” said one post on a pro-Trump forum known to have been frequented by multiple Jan. 6 Capitol offenders.