Alan Dershowitz says attempt to get Trump off 2024 ballot is a 'grave danger' to the Constitution
"It would put the decision about who the President is in the hands of local Secretaries of State and Democratic governors, instead of in the hands of the people," Dershowitz said.
Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz says the attempt to get former President Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot is a "grave danger" to the U.S. Constitution.
"That's a grave danger to our Constitution, and if that happens, I think I can be called out of retirement and be counted on to take an active role in preventing that injustice from occurring to all Americans," Dershowitz said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show.
There have been reports of activist groups putting together a campaign to keep Trump off the ballot in 2024 under the 14th Amendment.
The groups, Mi Familia Vota and Free Speech for People, cite Section 3 of the Amendment, which bars people from certain offices 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.”
"What I'm worried about most for America and not for Donald Trump or any particular individual, is this extremely dangerous attempt to try to prevent Donald Trump from running under the 14th amendment," Dershowitz explained.
"It would put the decision about who the President is in the hands of local Secretaries of State and Democratic governors, instead of in the hands of the people," he continued. "That's the most dangerous threat currently that Donald Trump faces because it doesn't even require a conviction for some secretaries of state to take them off the ballot."
Trump is currently facing four indictments, with two of them being federal. He has not been convicted in any of those cases.