(FeaturedNews.com) – Robert Reich, labor secretary under former President Clinton, is pushing for secretaries of state to refuse to include former President Donald Trump on the 2024 presidential ballots.
In an opinion piece published in The Guardian, Reich alleges that Trump has violated the Constitution through his participation in the insurrection, a reference to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. He further adds that Trump’s attempts to push state officials to change the results of the votes in their states, as well as his attempts to convince former Vice President Pence to not certify the election results, are all clear examples of treason. He further argues that Trump’s call to his supporters, which led to them marching to the Capitol in 2021, is also treason.
He proceeded to argue that Trump should not be allowed to run again because of the “explicit language of section three of the 14th amendment to the constitution, which prohibits anyone who has held public office and who has engaged in insurrection against the United States from ever again serving in public office.”
Reich is arguing that Trump had attempted to change the results of the 2020 presidential election and questioned whether there was any guarantee that Trump would not attempt to overturn the election results in 2024. In fact, he argued that the risk is even greater now because the former President has more supporters in local and state governments. He finally concluded that it is up to the secretaries of state to decide whether Trump should be allowed to be on the ballot in 2024.
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