Following the January 6th insurrection, legal scholars began to take a closer look at the Constitution. And they located one interesting aspect of the 14th Amendment; anyone who encouraged an insurrection can be barred from running for office again.
Right now, the actions of Madison Cawthorn leading up to January 6th are being looked into. During a recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Cawthorn whined that the clause could also be used to stop Trump from becoming President.
The North Carolina Rep, told Bannon, “They’re having to distract by saying look, these people are insurrectionists. Because the only way that they are capable of actually being able to win votes is by using emotions and not logic.”
Cawthorn continued, “What’s going on in North Carolina Steve is they have actually filed a challenge in North Carolina against my candidacy with the Board of Elections.”
The North Carolina congressman then talked about how Democrat Marc Elias is attempting to use the 14th Amendment to take him out of office. He continued, “now this is only going to lead to one thing. They want to try to take the right of the people away, to be able to vote for their elected official.” He then added, “obviously, I don’t think this is just about going after me. If they’re able to keep me off the ballot because of this, Donald Trump will never be able to be President again because he won’t be able to win North Carolina.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Patriot Takes:
Madison Cawthorn says if the legal challenge against him is successful, it could keep Trump off the North Carolina ballot and prevent him from winning in 2024. pic.twitter.com/iiOytT0Mn1
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) February 9, 2022
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