In a brazen attempt to disqualify former President Donald Trump from running for the White House again, Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans have resorted to using the 14th Amendment. This amendment, specifically Section 3, prohibits individuals who have engaged in rebellion against the United States government from holding office. However, Trump’s legal team is firing back, arguing that these efforts are based on a flawed legal strategy.
Attorneys representing the former president point out that those claiming he led a rebellion by disputing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election are mistaken. In fact, they argue that Trump’s statements regarding the election are protected by the First Amendment. In a court filing, attorney Geoffrey Blue asserts, “At no time do Petitioners argue that President Trump did anything other than engage in either speaking or refusing to speak for their argument that he engaged in the purported insurrection.” Essentially, Trump’s lawyers argue that the 14th Amendment applies to individuals who actually engaged in insurrection or rebellion, not those who simply spoke out or expressed their opinions.
Trump Lawyers Hit Back at Effort to Disqualify Trump From the Ballot https://t.co/DlPssFWtb7
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It’s clear that the Democrats are grasping at straws in their attempt to keep Trump off the ballot. By likening his stance on the 2020 election outcome to the actions of Confederate soldiers, they are wildly exaggerating the situation. Trump was never involved in any rebellion against the government, and to suggest otherwise is simply absurd. Fortunately, some of the efforts to remove him from the ballot have already failed, indicating that these desperate attempts will likely be in vain. It’s clear that the anti-Trump elements are throwing everything they can at the former president in the hopes that something will stick. However, their efforts only serve to show their desperation and lack of a strong case against Trump.