Jonathan Turley: Supreme Court Ruling ‘Shattered’ Democrats’ ‘Insurrection’ Narrative

Constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley has asserted that the Democrats’ “insurrection” narrative against President Donald Trump has now been “shattered” by the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling.

On Monday, the high court ruled in Trump’s favor in a 9-0 decision and ordered the 45th president’s name to be restored to ballots.

The SCOTUS ruled that Trump’s name cannot be removed from ballots by citing the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection” clause.

The justices also warned of the dangerous implications of pursuing such charges.

Turley, a George Washington University Law School professor, responded to the ruling during a Monday evening appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity.”

Fox host Sean Hannity questioned Turley about whether he was surprised by the Democrats’ reaction regarding the decision.

“I was not surprised by the reaction,” Turley stated.

“For months you’ve had networks and newspapers building this up as what some called an unassailable theory, that the only way that he would not be disqualified is if the Republicans on the Supreme Court protected him and enacted like ideological robots.

“That whole narrative was shattered in oral argument and again today with a unanimous decision.

“I think a lot of people were not quite sure how to spin out of that, because they couldn’t just say ‘Oh, well look, it’s just the six conservatives again’.”

Turley continued to state that he believed the “real winner” was both the Supreme Court and the American people.

The legal scholar noted the contrast from the court’s opinion versus Democrats like Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD).

Raskin stated that his party is already “working” on a bill to disqualify Trump as a so-called “insurrectionist.”

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“I think that the real winner here is not Donald Trump, but rather, it’s the United States Supreme Court and ultimately the American people,” Turley said.

“The court was designed for this moment.

“This is what the framers hoped what would happen.

“They wanted the court to be able to transcend the politics of the moment, to be able to rise above that, and to point citizens to a horizon – a constitutional horizon that unites them all.

“And they did that,” Turley continued.

“They said that this is not what the Constitution means and if we go down this road, it’s going to add a gross instability to the country.

“And what you see with Representative Raskin and others is that you see this contrast.

“Where the court says we don’t want chaos and what’s the response from Representative Raskin?

“Well, then we’ll try another way to bring chaos.

“We’ll try to do this in Congress – which will never succeed.”

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Both Maine and Illinois additionally kicked the 45th president off the state’s ballot.

However, decisions regarding all three states were pending upon the Supreme Court’s decision on the matter.

Within their ruling, the justices expressed their concerns regarding the court getting involved in the matter and stated that the “evolving electoral map could dramatically change the behavior of voters, parties, and States across the country, in different ways and at different times.”

The Supreme Court is expected to hear a second case regarding Trump which will determine his immunity from prosecution.

The court will hear arguments in Trump’s federal election interference case led by Special Counsel Jack Smith.

The oral arguments are set for April, with Trump’s trial placed on hold until the court’s decision.

READ MORE – Maine’s Democrat SOS Issues Humiliating Retraction on Trump Ballot Decision

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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