Former Federal Prosecutor Weighs in on Trump 2024 Argument

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( – A former Federal prosecutor has argued that the idea that former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from running for the White House again under the 14th Amendment has been gaining traction. However, according to Newsweek, he stated that while the idea might appear “compelling,” it is not likely to receive “broad acceptance.”

According to the outlet, two legal scholars released a 126-page report earlier this month in which they presented the arguments for Trump being disqualified from the 2024 presidential race under the 14th Amendment. They argued that Trump’s attempts actions leading up to January 6, 2021, would constitute him unable to run for office again.

Adams, Duerk & Kamenstein partner and previous federal prosecutor Adam Kamenstein spoke with Newsweek about the issue, indicating that the scholars made a gripping argument. However, he added that the “practical application” hinges on the “common acceptance of certain facts.” According to him, it’s not likely that everyone would come to a similar conclusion on the matter.

Trump is currently holding an impressive lead in the 2024 Republican primary race, with 60.8 percent of Republican voters choosing to support him as the party’s nominee. As a result, if Trump ended up disqualified from the race, it could end up in the courts, according to Newsweek.

The 14th Amendment’s section three states that no one should be in Congress, an elector of the President or Vice President, or hold office in general, if after taking an oath to the Constitution, they engage in “insurrection.” Trump took the oath in January 2017 during his inauguration.

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