(JustPatriots.com)- Madison Cawthorn, the young Congressman for North Carolina and a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, told Steve Bannon last week that the result of a lawsuit filed against him could result in the former president being barred from running for office again.
Speaking to Bannon, who hosts the War Room podcast, Cawthorn explained how lawyers were taking him to court by invoking Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution – a provision that bans people from entering public office who have “engaged in insurrection.”
It’s a clear indicator of why far-left extremists wrongly claimed that Cawthorn, former President Trump, and a slew of Republican legislators “engaged in insurrection” on January 6, 2021. Lawyers in the suit against Cawthorn claim that his support of the former president’s peaceful pro-democracy rally on that day constitutes “engaging in insurrection.”
Cawthorn told Bannon that the case is likely going to the North Carolina Supreme Court, which he said was a “very liberal haven for the Democrats.” He added that the lawsuit is an effort to keep him off the ballot in 2022.
Madison Cawthorn says if the legal challenge against him is successful, it could keep Trump off the North Carolina ballot and prevent him from winning in 2024. pic.twitter.com/iiOytT0Mn1
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“I don’t think they are just after me, obviously if they are able to keep me off the ballot because of this, Donald Trump will never be able to be president again because he won’t be able to win North Carolina,” Cawthorn added.
He also confirmed that he has filed a counter punch lawsuit to “destroy this narrative.”
He has a good point in that the former president is clearly the target for left-wing extremists – but there is some hope here. Even if the former president was prosecuted for inciting an insurrection, which he didn’t do, the presidency isn’t considered a typical political “office” in the same way as a legislator. It means that Trump could still run, but would no doubt end up wrangling in multiple high-profile lawsuits that take years to resolve.