In trying to find a way to keep Donald Trump from the United States Presidency ever again?
Some Democratic lawmakers have looked at a Section 3 of the 14 Amendment that give’s Congress the ability to lock any federal official out of working for the government if they were engaged in “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the Constitution and therefore broke their oath…..
The problem is the amendment has not be sighted in more that a century since it was used at the end of the Civil War against those on the Confederacy ….
Donald Trump DID swear on a bible in front of MILLIONS to ‘support and defend ‘ the United States of America….
Egging people open to overthrow the change of power probably would qualify for some as a President NOT supporting American Government….
Could the same law be applied to the few federal lawmakers who also egged on the protestors and actually helped them ?
Trump urged his supporters to “show strength” Wednesday morning before many in the mob marched to Capitol Hill and breached the halls of Congress. Most of the conversations around the 14th Amendment since last week have been about whether Congress could use its authority, under this provision, to remove Trump specifically or forbid him from seeking office again.
Some have wondered whether the same part of the Constitution could be applied in this case to also punish sitting members of Congress for their potential role in inciting violence by way of perpetuating misinformation around the election.
Freshman Rep. Cori Bush made her legislative debut introducing a resolution Monday that aims to expel some of her colleagues who voted against certifying the 2020 election results. Her legislation, co-sponsored by 47 Democratic House members, names Rep. Mo Brooks and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, specifically, and accuses them having “taken unprecedented steps to defy the will of the American people.”
“Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution posits that no individual can serve in the House of Representatives who has engaged in disloyalty or sedition against the United States. There is no place in the People’s House for these heinous actions. I firmly believe that these members are in breach of their sworn Oath of Office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. They must be held accountable,” Bush said in a statement.
The House of Representatives and the Senate each respectively have their own rules for reprimanding and expelling members, and it is unclear whether Congress could circumvent those rules by passing a law pursuant to parts of the 14th Amendment instead….