Democrats Double Down On Supreme Court

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( – On Sunday, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) suggested that if the case regarding former President Donald Trump being disqualified from the presidential ballot in 2024 under the 14th Amendment reaches the Supreme Court, then Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself.

Raskin argued that anyone who logically and dispassionately looked at the situation would state that since his wife was involved in the lie that the former President had been the one to win the 2020 presidential election, and had participated in some of the events up to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack, then you should not be participating in the ruling.

The statement by Raskin came after CNN’s Dana Bash asked him during an interview on “State of the Union” about Thomas. In response, Raskin argued that he should recuse himself from the case.

Last week, the secretary of state in Maine determined that Trump was not eligible to participate in the state’s primary ballot under the 14th Amendment’s Section 3. Maine was the second state to reach such a conclusion as earlier in December the Colorado Supreme Court had removed Trump from the state’s ballot.

Trump has previously stated that he would be challenging both of these decisions, which could end up reaching the Supreme Court.

There are challenges against Trump in several states, where it is argued that Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack means that he is not eligible to hold office again.

Raskin argued in his statement that it had been Trump himself who had taken the actions to disqualify himself.

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