ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, host of the Sunday show “This Weak,” interviewed former Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the third anniversary of the January 6 “insurrection.”
Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton lackey, pressed Pelosi to declare Donald Trump “ineligible” to be re-elected as President of the United States.
George: " If you believe he [Trump] engaged insurrection into the plain meaning of 14th amendment, you believe he is ineligible to be president?"
Nancy Pelosi: "Those are upto the states. They have different laws from state-to-state. I don't think he should ever.."
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) January 7, 2024
“If you believe he [Trump] engaged in insurrection under the plain meaning of the 14th Amendment, you believe he’s ineligible to be president?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“Those laws… are up to the states,” Pelosi replied. “They have different laws from state-to-state. I don’t think he should ever have been president.”
“It’s the Constitution,” Stephanopoulos pressed.
“But nonetheless, but that there is a view of the Constitution in Article 14, section three, that he should not be able to run for president,” she went on. “But that’s not the point. The point now is that, again, different states have different laws. We don’t think in California that it applied in our state. That’s what the decision was made here.”
“But anyway, not to go into that, because that’s very intricate,” she added. “What is very clear is that the American people want us to honor our oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
More than a dozen states have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, asking the court to put former President Trump on the Colorado Republican presidential ballot and warning that failure to do so could throw the 2024 presidential race “into chaos.”
The attorneys general of Indiana, West Virginia, and 25 other states have warned the court that the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to label Trump a “insurrectionist” under the Fourteenth Amendment “has vast consequences that reach far beyond Colorado.”
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on February 8 and has set a deadline of January 18 for comparable filings. The judges ordered an administrative stay, directing the Colorado Secretary of State to place the former president’s name on the Republican primary ballot until the dispute is resolved.
Former President Trump filed an appeal on Tuesday against the landmark Maine decision that barred him from running for president in the state in 2024.
Trump’s attorney made a number of arguments that the former president and current frontrunner in the 2024 race has been denied his due process rights because of the Maine Secretary of State’s unilateral decision to disenfranchise the state’s voters of their free choice.
The complaint stated that the Secretary was a “biased decisionmaker” who should have recused herself and “otherwise failed to provide lawful due process.”
Furthermore, it states that “the Secretary had no legal authority” under any Maine statute to “consider the federal constitutional issues presented by the Challenges.” In addition, the complain argues the Secretary “made multiple errors of law and acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner.”
The document also notes that “President Trump will be illegally excluded from the ballot as a result of the Secretary’s actions.”
As legal scholar Jonathan Turley said about Joe Biden’s pitch to American voters that they should re-elect him president to ‘save democracy’: “Biden’s ‘defender of Democracy’ pitch would have been a tad more convincing if Democratic activists were not trying to remove Trump from ballots. Likewise, his party is seeking in some states to prevent anyone other than Biden appearing on primary ballots.”