Former President Donald Trump is furious over what some see as a “trick” that disqualified him from regaining the presidency.
Critics of the former president, including some legal experts, espouse a legal theory that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits Trump from holding public office again because it prohibits officials “participating in rebellion or insurrection” or giving power. “Help or comfort” the enemy.
Trump, the leading Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential election, has pleaded not guilty to 91 felony charges in four criminal indictments this year. While insurrection was not one of the charges, some believe Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol makes him ineligible anyway.
The former president denounced the theory in a post on The Truth Society on Monday, calling it an attempt by “radical left communists” to steal the next election.
“Nearly all legal scholars say the 14th Amendment has no legal basis or status for the upcoming 2024 presidential election,” Trump wrote. “It is only used by Radical Left Communists, Marxists and Fascists Another ‘trick’ by their candidate, the worst, most incompetent, most corrupt president in American history, who couldn’t win an election, and they stole the election again. Free and fair election.”
While some legal scholars dismiss the idea that the 14th Amendment barred Trump from running, others disagree. Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus of constitutional law at Harvard University, Atlantic Organization He joined former federal judge Michael Luttig, appointed by George H.W. Bush, to back that theory last month.
The theory is also backed by a paper published in the journal by University of Chicago law professors William Baldur and St. Thomas University law professor Michael Stokes Paulson, both members of the conservative Federalist Society. endorsement in the paper. University of Pennsylvania Law Review last month.
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on his monday show justice is important In the podcast, former U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirshner insisted that Trump “has been disqualified” because the 14th Amendment injunction is “automatic.”
Kirshner argued that officials such as Democratic Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson should use the theory to remove Trump’s name from the ballot and predicted that any legal challenge to the move would ultimately fail in the Supreme Court.
“There will undoubtedly be lawsuits in states that have denied Donald Trump the ballot because of his involvement in the insurrection,” Kirshner said.
“Once it bubbles up all the way to the Supreme Court,” he added. “They will support the conclusion and interpretation of the Constitution that Donald Trump is disqualified from holding federal office again.”
in a statement Weekly newspaperTrump spokesman Steven Cheung previously described Kirshner as a “notorious trafficker of insane conspiracy theories and dubious legal analysis” that “has been shunned by the entire legal profession.”