West News Wire: Asa Hutchinson, a Republican running for president, stated on Sunday that former President Trump is ineligible to hold the nation’s highest office ever again because his acts on January 6 certainly violated the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  

Hutchinson, one of the few Republicans to openly criticise Trump, declared he had qualified for this week’s GOP presidential primary debate and promised to support the eventual nominee by signing the necessary commitment. 

Hutchinson, though, cited a legal scholar’s claim that Trump might not be eligible to be president in support of his position.  

“I’m not even sure he’s qualified to be the next president of the United States. And so you can’t be asking us to support somebody that’s not perhaps even qualified under our Constitution. And I’m referring to the 14th Amendment. A number of legal scholars said that he is disqualified because of his actions on January 6,” Hutchinson said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

The former governor of Arkansas, Hutchinson, stated that he believes “there should be a court declaration” regarding how the legal argument would actually play out in practise. Therefore, a further case would need to be brought, in which it would be determined that the former president had engaged in insurrection, which would oust him from office. 

That’s one route, he declared. “The alternative would be for someone else to bear the burden of contesting that decision if a particular state made it on its own. In either case, a specific finding is made in court. 

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“But I expect those lawsuits to be filed,” he continued. “I expect some states to take that action, but I think it’s a serious jeopardy for Donald Trump under our Constitution, not being qualified.” 


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