In The News

Group Funded By Left-Wing Megadonors Files Second Lawsuit In Blue State To Keep Trump Off The Ballot

A left-wing activist group filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump Friday in Michigan, claiming that he is ineligible to run for a second term due to the 14th Amendment’s prohibition on engaging in “insurrection or rebellion,” according to court documents.

Free Speech For People (FSFP), which is backed by left-wing donors, announced a campaign to remove Trump as a candidate for the 2024 election and filed a similar lawsuit in Minnesota on Sept. 12. The group filed its second challenge which argued that the former president is “constitutionally ineligible” for candidacy due to the events of January 6, 2021, according to court documents.

“The events of January 6, 2021, amounted to an insurrection or a rebellion under Section 3: a violent, coordinated effort to storm the Capitol to obstruct and prevent the Vice President of the United States and the United States Congress from fulfilling their constitutional roles by certifying President Biden’s victory, and to illegally extend then-President Trump’s tenure in office,” the lawsuit reads.

Michigan is a swing state in a potential head-to-head match between President Joe Biden and Trump. Michigan’s Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has stated that neither she nor other high-ranking elected officials can take action against Trump based on this clause of the Constitution, according to The Associated Press.

A third lawsuit is underway in Colorado after the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a George Soros-funded group, filed against Trump over his involvement on January 6. Trump called the group a bunch of “slime balls” on his social media platform, Truth Social.

“The group suing me in Colorado to ridiculously try and Unconstitutionally keep me off the ballot (I am leading against DeSanctimonious by almost 50 points, and beating Crooked Joe, BIG!), is TRUMP DERANGED ‘CREW,’ composed of many slime balls & groups like Norm Eisen through Brookings or Just Security, Andrew Weissmann, Joyce Vance, et al,” Trump said.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley told told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that this argument is “the single most dangerous constitutional theory,” noting that for many Americans, January 6 was “a protest that became a riot” not a “rebellion or insurrection.”

“But that’s a matter of disagreement between citizens. But Donald Trump hasn’t been charged with insurrection, not even incitement,” Turley said. “Special Counsel Jack Smith charged him with a variety of crimes like fraud. He notably did not charge him with even incitement.”

FPFP and the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org

Kate Anderson

Share
Published by
Kate Anderson

Recent Posts

Supporters Say Passing Ukraine Aid Could Turn The Tide Of War. But Is That True?

Ukraine’s latest battlefield setback has become fodder for aid proponents to argue that Congress’ delays…

8 hours ago

What Shall We Call The New State

In three short years, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Alejandro Mayorkas have let enough illegal…

9 hours ago

Trailing By Double Digits, Nikki Haley Makes Final Plea For Votes In Her Home State

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is making her final plea…

18 hours ago

San Francisco Somehow Finds A Way To Make Catching Criminals Even Harder

The San Francisco Police Commission passed new restrictions Wednesday that prohibit police officers from pulling…

18 hours ago

Left-Wing Dark Money Network Quietly Added A New Arm To Move Millions In Anonymous Funds

The nation’s most prolific left-wing dark money behemoth quietly added a new organization to its…

18 hours ago

Cash Only

Fani Willis says she conveniently has a lot of untraceable cash lying around that she…

18 hours ago