Legal Scholar Issues Grim Warning To Democrats

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( – Democrats have been considering the possibility of attempting to use the 14th Amendment as a way of disqualifying former President Donald Trump from trying to win back the White House. However, on Tuesday, Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor-emeritus, argued that if they did try to use the amendment, they would be playing with fire.

Dershowitz stated that he had not voted in support of Trump and that regardless of whether or not someone had voted for Trump, they should still have the right to have their voices heard through the election.

Many Democrats have discussed the possibility of using the 14th Amendment to have Trump disqualified. While the 14th Amendment was primarily focused on slaves being able to receive U.S. citizenship, its third section includes a segment that blocks anyone who had previously held office and had engaged in insurrection against the country from being allowed to serve in office again. Many lawmakers have pointed out that section as justification for Trump’s possible disqualification.

On Sunday, during an interview with ABC News, Senator Tim Kain stated that at the time, he had been part of a discussion about Trump possibly facing a second impeachment and has argued that possibly this might have been a more productive route. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also told MSNBC that the Amendment “fits Donald Trump to a ‘T.’”

However, Dershowitz argued that he disagreed and pointed out that Trump has not yet been indicted for insurrection. He added that it would be disgraceful for people not to be given the option to vote for Trump.

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