George Stephanopoulos of ABC News has concluded that the Supreme Court is highly unlikely to reverse its ruling prohibiting Donald Trump from participating in state elections for the 2024 presidential election.
Wednesday, Stephanopoulos discussed with Dan Abrams, proprietor of Mediaite and chief legal analyst for ABC, the probability that the Supreme Court will preside over the decisions from Colorado and Maine that would disqualify Trump from the presidency under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
“We could go through the five or so arguments that he has. You have the due process argument, you have definitional arguments, you have questions about whether it’s self-executing or whether you need Congress to make laws, is the president even covered? If he wins on any one of those arguments, he wins. And that’s the challenge that the other side is going to have.” Abrams said.
“I think you and I both begin from the premise that the Supreme Court simply does not want to step in and decide the election. That there’s no way they’re going to uphold the main decision or the Colorado decision. We may be proven wrong, but what’s the argument?” Stephanopoulos shot back.
Abrams responded that the matter returns to one of due process, given that the former president has never faced formal charges of insurrection, which was the criterion for the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling.
“There are real legal arguments that Donald Trump has. And because there’s a menu of outs for the court, they’re going to find one. I would think that will say Donald Trump can remain on.” Abrams concluded.