It’s not a coincidence that Democrats in positions of power have been working to make it legally impossible for Trump to become president again, let alone run for the highest office in the land.
This week, a new piece was published online that explains why former President Trump is being prosecuted on federal charges brought by the government of his main political foe, Joe Biden, as well as the reasoning behind the allegations.
“In an announcement on Truth Social on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump revealed that he had been informed he is the subject of an investigation conducted by a grand jury based in Washington. The investigation is centered around the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion and Trump’s role in the events of the day,” according to a Wednesday article by Rachel Emmanuel for The Western Journal.
“The timing of this investigation is not a coincidence. It has been two years since the tumult, and over 1,000 have faced various charges, according to Axios, but not Trump. So why now?” she said, continuing that she thought “the actual motive” for charging Trump now was to use the law to bar him from ever holding the White House — or any elected position — again.
The 14th Amendment’s Section 3 will be used, according to Emmanuel, in “a desperate campaign strategy to keep the former Trump off the ballot in the 2024 election.”
She highlights the Constitutional provision that reads:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Emmanuel adds that two left-leaning groups, Mi Familia Vota and Free Speech for People, are already working to keep Trump from the ballot in no fewer than five states. They are claiming that the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause” should be used as the basis for removing Trump from office after holding him responsible for the disturbance at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, that they have labeled an “insurrection.”
Democrats have also asserted that Trump’s actions fall under a law created after the Civil War that forbade former Confederate leaders from entering public office in the United States. They claim that Trump violated the 14th Amendment by attempting to “incite an insurrection” and is therefore ineligible to occupy office.
Emmanual draws attention to the fact that this campaign is truly picking up steam now that Trump is starting to gain ground on Biden in some polls. In July, Jack Smith “And then suddenly, in July, Jack Smith decided to target Trump on a 2-year-old case,” Emmanuel opines.
Benny Johnson, a conservative activist who has his own show online, thinks Emmanuel is headed in the right direction. On Tuesday, he wrote on Twitter, “There’s a reason why the DOJ is now indicting Trump for the J6 ‘insurrection’. That reason is the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment says that no person who has engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States can serve in federal office. This is what this false charge is about.”
There’s a reason why the DOJ is now indicting Trump for the J6 “insurrection”.
That reason is the 14th Amendment.
The 14th Amendment says that no person who has engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States can serve in federal office.
This is what this…
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 18, 2023
Emmanuel also pointed out that in a tweet from last November, Democratic consultant Norm Eisen—a former special assistant to President Obama and special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee in the first impeachment—let the Democrat’s plan out. “Hey Trump You think you are just gonna waltz onto primary ballots? Think again. The 14th Amendment bars you.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz, (R-FL), has put forward legislation aiming to defund the current investigation by Smith in anticipation of a potential new indictment because he is tired of the Biden Justice Department’s unusual persecution of Trump.
Gaetz’s bill comes at a time when Robert Hur, a special counsel assigned by AG Merrick Garland to look into Joe Biden’s improper handling of sensitive records, hasn’t made much noise since he was given authorization in January. It also happens at the same time as Trump’s Tuesday prediction that Smith would shortly indict him in relation to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
Only a few hours following Trump’s revelation on Truth Social, Gaetz posted on Twitter, “I will be introducing legislation to DEFUND Jack Smith’s witch hunt against President Trump.”
“They are attacking our democracy and engaging in election interference right now. The United States Congress has the capability to stop this election interference, and we must act immediately!” Gaetz declared forcefully.
Gaetz contended that if Trump weren’t ahead of Biden in an increasing number of polls in a podcast clip that was shared with his comments, he wouldn’t be in such legal danger.