No one puts the fear of God into the Washington Establishment except one man.
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Two civil rights groups are embarking on a campaign aimed at preventing former President Donald Trump from assuming the presidency again. They allege that Trump’s involvement in the January 6 incident constitutes violations of the 14th Amendment, and they seek to use this as grounds for blocking his potential return to the presidency, The Epoch Times reports.
Starting this Sunday, the organizations “Free Speech for People” and “MI Familia Vota” have planned a series of rallies and banner displays outside the offices of the secretaries of state in Oregon, Georgia, Colorado, and California.
The protests are a part of their broader campaign aiming to bar Trump from participating in the 2024 presidential election.
The groups assert that Trump’s alleged role in the January 6 Capitol breach warrants his disqualification, and as secretaries of state hold the responsibility of certifying candidate eligibility and overseeing vote counting, they are being targeted during the demonstrations.
“Because of his role in inciting, encouraging, and supporting the January 6th insurrection, Trump is constitutionally ineligible for any future run for office,” Free Speech for People said on its website.
The Epoch Times notes further:
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was enacted in the wake of the civil war. It prohibits former officers of the United States who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from seeking public office. The provision was enacted to exclude former Confederate officers from holding federal and state office. It is not clear whether Section 3 applies to a U.S. president.
People have spoken out against the leftist campaigns against Mr. Trump.
“Have the Dems ever been as afraid of getting trounced by a [Republican] presidential candidate this badly before? Nothing like it,” Jeff Clark, a former official from the Department of Justice, said in a Saturday tweet.
Have the Dems ever been as afraid of getting trounced by a Repub presidential candidate this badly before?
Nothing like it. It’s 14th Amend. disqualification now.
They’re pulling out every stop & every start & every pause they can think of against Trumphttps://t.co/5DHRV2LmrW
— Jeff Clark (@JeffClarkUS) July 8, 2023
“It’s 14th [Amendment] disqualification now. They’re pulling out every stop & every start & every pause they can think of against Trump,” he added.
Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald, in a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, emphasized that the effort to prevent Trump from pursuing the 2024 presidency should serve as a significant “wake-up call” for all members of the GOP.
“The Democrats and liberal side of the Democratic Party will go to all extreme measures to make sure President Trump is not on the ballot,” he said.
“That should be on the minds of Republicans in Nevada. They need to make their voices heard and stand up and fight for the man who’s been fighting for them,” he added.