Former President Donald Trump should not be allowed to run for president again after he violated the Constitution by inciting the Jan. 6 riots, according to a former federal prosecutor.
NBC and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirshner said the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riots ruled Trump out of the running for president because of his role in the Jan. 6 attacks. We were discussing how we recommended banning
The Commission said that after taking the oath of Congress, a person “who was involved in a riot or insurrection” should be barred from running for office again for violating paragraph 3 of the 14th Amendment. , said Trump must be disqualified from running for public office.
talk about him matter of justiceKirshner of the YouTube channel said the 14th Amendment would make Trump face “constitutional problems” in trying to re-enter the White House.
“If you look at federal law, it’s the law that defines how the crime of rioting is committed, and if you instigate a riot, support a riot, or give help and comfort to a riot, you commit It’s a riot charge,” Kirschner said.
“And Donald Trump has struck a three-game winning streak of rebellion.”
Kirschner has accused Trump of telling his supporters to come to Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021 to participate in “barbaric” election protests and falsely claim that the 2020 election was stolen. He said he instigated the riots by continuously pushing his allegations and “driving them into a frenzy”. he.
Kirschner noted that Trump told supporters in a speech at Ellipse just before the riots that they had to “fight like hell” before urging them to march on the Capitol.
“He supported the riot because when his angry mob attacked the Capitol, he sent the tweet: ‘Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what he had to do’ He reached out to that angry mob,” Kirschner said. “By doing so, he supported the ongoing rebellion.
“Then he helped the rioters later in the day and gave them comfort. This is what happens when an election is stolen. We love you. We will always remember this day.” ‘ How about helping and comforting those who just attacked the Capitol? “
Kirschner added that the constitution says those involved in riots must be barred from public service, but does not say how such a move would be implemented.
Former prosecutor says Republican politicians who frequently “disrespect the rigid construction of the Constitution” should pressure Trump to disqualify him for violating the 14th Amendment. suggested.
Kirshner said, “A strict interpretation of the 14th Amendment, Section 3, states that Donald Trump is disqualified.
“So I think Democrats and Republicans can work hand in hand to rigorously interpret the disqualification clause of the 14th Amendment and we should all come to the same conclusion. You will lose your eligibility to be or hold any office.”
Trump has denied any wrongdoing related to the Jan. 6 attacks and has frequently called congressional and criminal investigations into the riots a politically motivated “witch hunt” against him.
I asked Donald Trump for comment.