On August 19, the Atlantic published a piece by — in Mark Levin’s words — “two knuckleheads,” titled, “The Constitution Prohibits Trump from Ever Being President Again.”
These “knuckleheads” are J. Michael Luttig and Laurence H. Tribe, who argue that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment provides that Donald Trump literally can be prevented from running for president.
“The former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and the resulting attack on the U.S. Capitol, place him squarely within the ambit of the disqualification clause, and he is therefore ineligible to serve as president ever again,” the article reads.
“Of course these guys used to hate each other's guts, but this is what they come together on,” Levin laughs.
When grilled on their article in a segment on CNN, Tribe explains the pair's thinking is that “secretaries of state or other officials” will have to “determine whether despite his obvious attempt to overturn the 2020 election and engage in insurrection, whether despite that, somehow Trump gets to run, the secretaries of state around the country are going to go both ways on that.”
“Whichever way they go, they’ll be challenged in court, and that’ll end up in the Supreme Court, and what it will have to decide is what this language means,” he adds.
Levin is not amused.
“Just so you understand folks, there are more scholars who say no to this than say yes, but the ones who say yes obviously are promoted by the Jim Acostas and the media,” he says.
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