During Monday’s interview on “The View,” Raskin declared that Trump violated his oath of office and “acted as the inciter-in-chief” on Jan. 6 when protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The Democratic lawmaker then doubled down that Trump could still be barred from holding public office in the future, “That is still something that Donald Trump may face.”
He added that there will be a “tidal wave of litigation coming his way both from people who were injured or whose family members were killed in the insurrection he incited, as well as from criminal prosecutors.”
He pointed to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which as he noted it “says anybody who has sworn an oath to the Constitution and to the government but has violated that oath by joining an insurrection or rebellion against the union forfeits any opportunity to serve in public office again.”
Watch Raskin’s interview below:
Lead House impeachment manager @RepRaskin tells @TheView why he considers former Pres. Trump’s second impeachment trial to be successful despite him being acquitted and how being barred from public office is “still something that Donald Trump may face.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/OMHkRwPTfb
— The View (@TheView) February 22, 2021
During the interview, Raskin applauded the House impeachment managers, saying they put on an “overwhelming case of the president’s guilt” in inciting an insurrection during the Senate’s impeachment trial.
“He continues to exercise a stranglehold psychologically and politically and financially over the Republican Party,” Raskin added. “I feel bad for the Republicans.”
With a 57-43 vote in the Senate on Feb. 13, Trump was acquitted on the charge of inciting an insurrection. Seven Republicans joined Democrats in the guilty vote, but it did not reach the 67 votes needed to convict the former president.
This was not the first time Raskin has suggested Trump could be barred from holding office.
He said during a previous interview on ABC News’ “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, “Donald Trump is right in, you know, the bullseye middle of that group and so, he really does fulfill exactly the constitutional prohibition there.”
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