Report: Democrat tries to use the 14th amendment to remove Trump from office

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Representative David Cicilline is trying to invoke an obscure part of the 14th Amendment to prevent Donald Trump from ever holding office again.

Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, specifically references the former president’s alleged involvement in “inciting an insurrection.”

He sent a letter to colleagues outlining a bill and soliciting co-sponsors for the measure that would “prevent Donald Trump from holding public office again under the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Cicilline distributed his letter the same night Trump announced his presidential campaign.

RELATED: Democrats are trying to use the 14th Amendment to remove Trump from office

Using the 14th Amendment to block Trump

Is there an amendment the Democrats didn’t use to keep Donald Trump out of the White House? If it’s not the 25th amendment, let’s try the 14th.

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment is a rarely cited Civil War-era provision that prohibits individuals from holding office if they have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or “have rendered aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

Cicilline believes the January 6 commission provided evidence of the rebellion on the part of the former president.

He says his bill describes “testimony and evidence showing how Donald Trump was involved in the insurgency against the United States,” and references evidence provided by the select committee hearings.

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flawed logic

David Cicilline’s bid to remove Trump from office using the 14th Amendment has some fatal flaws.

First, just because the media refers to a rally that got out of hand as “insurgency” doesn’t make it so, especially when referenced to a Civil War clause that clearly referred to those who took up arms to try to stop the break United States. .

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Two, while Trump was impeached in January 2021 on “incitement to insurrection” charges, he was eventually acquitted by the Senate.

Acquitted. End of discussion.

It’s such a sad attempt to keep Trump out of office that you almost feel sorry for Cicilline.

However, it is not a unique point of view.

TBEN reported in February 2021 that congressional Democrats were considering using the 14th Amendment to stop their main political opponent.

The measure failed to gain support on both sides of the political aisle at the time, with Democrats preferring to “see the former president convicted in the impeachment process.”

He was not convicted, making the use of the amendment even more ridiculous.

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley has argued that invoking the measure against Trump is a “dangerous” tactic for the nation.

Blocking the former president from running again in the future on a rarely cited provision of the 14th Amendment, after being acquitted and without a majority vote, could open the floodgates for parties in power to keep their political opponents out of office.

  • 15 Democrats objected to the counting of Florida’s 2000 election votes.
  • 31 Democrats voted to reject electoral votes from Ohio in 2004.
  • 7 different Democrats have objected 11 times to the confirmation of the results of the 2016 presidential election.
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All those Democratic legislators were trying to overturn a legal presidential election. In 2016, it sparked violent riots on the streets of Washington DC, designed to intimidate government officials. In other words, an “uprising” by the false standards of the media.

Should those individuals also be barred from ever serving another term under the 14th Amendment?

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