So now the left has become chock-full of constitutional experts!? House Democrats are trying to formally block former President Donald Trump from running in the 2024 presidential election by invoking a constitutional amendment, reported Politico.
According to the report, a letter circulated by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) urged other House Democrats to back legislation that would invoke the 14th Amendment to block Trump from running for president in 2024. It was argued that Trump challenging the 2020 election results and his actions before the protests that occurred at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 are disqualifiers.
The Daily Caller noted that the 14th Amendment bans anyone who has engaged in an “insurrection or rebellion” from holding various public offices, including the presidency.
“[No person] shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability,” reads the amendment.
Such a charge of insurrection is patently absurd when one realizes that Trump explicitly called for protestors at the Capitol to ‘stay peaceful’ at the time.
“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!” the former president posted on Twitter before he was permanently banned from the platform.
Former President Trump has received a subpoena to testify before the congressional Jan. 6 committee over his role in any riots that occurred on that day.
He responded to the subpoena last month by calling the committee a “hoax.”
“The committee is a hoax, a sham, a partisan witch hunt which is a continuation of the witch hunt that has gone on since the great day for our country that I came down the golden escalator with our future first lady,” Trump said during an appearance on Fox News. “They have no case, they have no ratings, so they have to try to do this to get publicity.”
“The legislation details testimony and evidence demonstrating how Donald Trump engaged in insurrection against the United States,” reads the letter calling to block Trump’s run.
Rep. David Cicilline (a former Trump impeachment manager) is circulating a letter to Dems rounding up support for legislation to bar Trump from office under the 14th Amendment, per copy I obtained: pic.twitter.com/BsDNbhjPUg
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) November 16, 2022
The former president announced his plan to take back the White House in 2024 Tuesday, highlighting the achievements of his first term and targeting inflation, the open border, and all-time-high gas prices under Biden’s rule during his speech.
“I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again,” he declared.