Legal Battles And GOP Lawyer’s Investigation Cast Doubt On Trump’s 2024 White House Bid.
GOP Lawyer and Trump’s 2024 Bid
- A Republican lawyer, Jason Torchinsky, who is currently a partner at the Virginia law firm Holtzman Vogel, and who is affiliated with three of Donald Trump’s GOP rivals is investigating the possibility of disqualifying Trump from running in 2024.
- Torchinsky’s inquiries are rooted in the 14th Amendment, which prohibits public officials who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from holding office.
- Critics argue this could apply to Trump due to his involvement with the January 6, 2021, Capitol protest.
- While Torchinsky is affiliated with Trump’s rivals, his current research on this matter is on behalf of Jacob Harriman, founder of More Perfect Union.
Challenges to Trump’s Campaign
- Trump’s 2024 campaign is entangled in numerous legal battles, including four criminal prosecutions and multiple civil claims.
- Allegations include trying to overturn the 2020 election illegally, mishandling classified documents post-presidency, and falsifying business records in relation to payments made to Stormy Daniels.
- Amidst these challenges, Trump remains a strong contender, leading in GOP primary polls and showing competitive numbers against President Biden.
14th Amendment’s Modern Implication
- The 14th Amendment, initially created post-Civil War to prevent former Confederates from holding office, has sparked numerous legal battles concerning Trump’s eligibility.
- Multiple groups and individual voters in several states are exploring lawsuits to prevent Trump from appearing on 2024 ballots.
- Legal experts predict the Supreme Court may ultimately decide the issue.
- Challenges based on the 14th Amendment have faced skepticism, with some stating that voters, not courts, should decide electoral outcomes.