The Heat: U.S. Politics

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump might be barred from running again for the White House. We will explain the latest legal entanglement.

Some activists and legal scholars in the U.S. are trying to prevent Donald Trump from running for President again. They are invoking the 14th amendment that says anyone who engaged in insurrection against the constitution, after taking an oath to defend it, is ineligible to hold office. Will that argument hold in court?  

In another legal trouble for Trump, a report was released in the Georgia racketeering case, in which he is accused of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Adolfo Franco is an attorney and republican strategist. 
  • Joseph Williams is former Senior editor for the U.S. News & World Report. 
  • Frank Sesno is Director of Strategic Initiatives at George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and former CNN Washington Bureau Chief. 
  • Jeffrey Swartz is a Law Professor at Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School.