Dem Rep Claims Trump Won’t Accept Loss Of 2024

Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin believes that Donald Trump would attempt to “overturn” the 2024 election should he become the GOP nominee and lose to Biden again, The Hill reported.

In a December 31 interview with CNN host Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” the Maryland Democrat was asked if he thought that Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ decision to unilaterally remove Donald Trump from the state’s GOP primary ballot would make him a “martyr.”

Raskin said it could but the issue was what the Constitution said. He explained that Trump could make himself a martyr “in any given context” and if Trump remains on the ballot, despite inciting an insurrection and attempting to overturn the 2020 election results, and goes on to lose to Joe Biden in 2024, he would play the martyr and try to overturn the results again.

Raskin said rather than running scared over Donald Trump, “We have got to enforce our Constitution.” He said that is what the Founders intended and what they would expect the country to do.

The former Jan 6 select committee member insisted that Donald Trump was disqualified from holding office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment due to his actions leading up to and during the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

Raskin also insisted that it would be difficult for the Supreme Court to rule on both Secretary of State Bellows’ decision and the decision from the Colorado Supreme Court, arguing that under the Constitution, it is the states that have control over “ballot access” and what candidates can be on the ballot.

This assertion, however, is not accurate.

The Minnesota Supreme Court in November dismissed a petition from voters in the state to prevent Trump from appearing on the ballot, ruling that in Minnesota, the state parties determine who will appear on a primary ballot.

When the Michigan Court of Appeals rejected challenges to Trump’s name appearing on the state ballot, it argued that under Michigan law, individual candidates and the state parties determine who will appear on the primary ballot.

Raskin told Dana Bash that while the Supreme Court needed to act on the question, he believed it would be difficult for them if they should fall for the argument that barring Trump from the ballot would be “undemocratic.”