House Dem Floats Bill to Ban Trump From Office
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1800: Congress holds its 1st session in Washington, D.C., in an incomplete Capitol Building.
A House Democrat is circulating a potential bill that would ban former President Donald Trump from holding office under a subsection of the 14th Amendment.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) sent a letter to other House Democrats on Tuesday night previewing a bill to bar Trump from serving in office under the 14th Amendment “for leading an insurrection against the United States.”
“Given the proof – demonstrated through the January 6th Committee Hearings, the 2021 impeachment trial, and other reporting – that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection on January 6th with the intention of overturning the lawful 2020 election results, I have drafted legislation that would prevent Donald Trump from holding public office again under the Fourteenth Amendment,” Cicilline wrote.
The congressman’s letter came the same night Trump announced his decision to run for president in 2024.
Cicilline, who served as an impeachment manager during Trump’s first impeachment, didn’t immediately specify when he plans to introduce the bill. Lawmakers have until noon Thursday to co-sponsor the legislation.
The House first impeached Trump in Dec. 2019 for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress,” but he was ultimately acquitted of both charges by the Senate. Trump’s second impeachment came in Jan. 2021, with the House citing the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” Again, the Senate acquitted him.
Despite Trump’s acquittals, Cicilline argues that he should be banned from holding office under the “Disqualification Clause” outlined in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The clause dictates that individuals shouldn’t be allowed “to hold any office” if they “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
Cicilline said his legislation “details testimony and evidence” from Jan. 6 select committee hearings that demonstrates “how Donald Trump engaged in insurrection against the United States.”
“It specifically details how Donald Trump engaged in insurrection when he helped to plan and encouraged the insurgence on January 6th despite knowing that the election results were lawful; attempted to intimidate state and federal officials when they did not support his false claims and unlawful plans; tried to manipulate Mike Pence into unlawfully refusing to certify the election results, despite Mr. Pence’s and legal advisors’ assertion that he held no such authority; and supported the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, refusing for hours to denounce or act against the mob and putting thousands of lives in danger,” the congressman wrote.
But Cicilline will be required to detail exactly how the bill would use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. A report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) determined that its text is vague.
“It is unclear whether Section 3 is self-executing, which, if it is not, would leave federal and state courts or election authorities without power to determine the eligibility of candidates unless Congress enacts legislation to permit it. Courts have produced mixed results on this question,” the report reads.
“Section 3 does not expressly provide a procedure for its implementation other than Section 5’s general authority of Congress ‘to enforce [the Fourteenth Amendment’ by appropriate legislation.’”
Trump declared his decision to run for president at an event at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Tuesday night. He told attendees that “we always have known that this was not the end. It was only the beginning of our fight to rescue the American dream.”
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” he said.
Source: The Hill
14 comments on House Dem Floats Bill to Ban Trump From Office
For what I had seen during several past elections, our election process had been weakening and voter fraud had emerged as a result.
LOOKS LIKE JUST ANOTHER …..RHODE ISLAND IDIOT……Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) …… TRUMP HASN’T EVEN BEEN CONVICTED OF THE JAN. 6TH. SITUATIONS AND HERE YOU HAVE A MORON CONGRESSMAN – SUBMITTING A BILL TO KEEP TRUMP FROM RUNNING OR EVEN HOLDING A SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT…….GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW DUMB THE PEOPLE ARE IN CONGRESS…….. I HAVE LOST ALL FAITH IN OUR GOVERNMENT – ANYWAY. ALL THAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE IS THAT THEY PLAY THESE MICKEY MOUSE GAMES OF POLITICAL CRAP…… NOT SURE THERE WILL EVER BE A DAY WHEN WE GET “REAL” PEOPLE INTO THE POLITICAL ARENA AGAIN AND HAVE A TRUE, FAITHFUL, RESPECTFUL, AND COMPITENT GOVERNMENT THAT LEADS THIS COUNTRY IN A STRONG PATH AGAIN……
The democrats are so scared of trump they are trying anything to keep him from running Biden even stated that he do whatever took to him from ever being in the W.H. again guess he’s got some illegal plan to try Biden is the one that not have ever been close to our W.H.
The radical American democrats & the Radical regimes all over the world are afraid of Trump big league and that’s the way it should be! Sick and tired of them telling US who we are: afraid and weak like Biden when that is not the truth at all. Thank you Trump for having the “courage to run again” in spite of all the corruption here that grew even more in just 2 yrs. I am fully behind you in whatever it takes for your 2024 run and for your 2024 win!
i think they should pay attention to the fact that trump was ALWAYS acquitted by the senate-duhhhhhh
LMAO…he didn’t lead an insurrection. Slut Nancy refused the national guard Trump offered. I’d say the slut lead it.
It’s already been proven that the FBI had several undercover operatives embedded in the group who instigated all of the activity that day – yet not one of them has been imprisoned or acknowledged by the FBI or left.
We the people, the Capital belongs to we the people, the money that built the capital came from we the people, not we the congress, it is there for them to use. There was NO INSURRECTION, the people that went inside were going into there own house of we the people, they were let in, the ones that went in were carrying banners and our nation flags not guns. So get your stupid saying of a INSURRECTION OUT OF YOUR STUPID HEAD!
Right on…I agree with you…The Democrats are afraid of Trump…He got things done…
Just as Republican Teddy Roosevelt’s run in 1912 guaranteed that Democrat Woodrow Wilson would win the Presidency, Trump running in 2024 will guarantee a Democrat win. After six years of vicious attacks on Trump by Democrat leaders, the Democrats followers will vote for anyone but Trump. Plus Trump has alienated too many Republicans to win the election.
Whether Trump would be good for America or not is not at issue. He cannot be elected! If he runs he will split the Republican vote causing a Democrat to be elected.
The best thing the Republican party can do is to pull all support from Trump. They cannot prevent him from campaigning and from running, but they can distant themselves from him and give support to someone else.
Spoken like a true worthless scumbag leftist.
Trump isn’t dividing the re-PUKE-lican party, he is causing the scumbags, like you, to show their true leftist ideologies! The GOP has been overrun by RINOs for decades.
You are the typical scumbag RINO!! Trump is the greatest president of my 75 years and will “REIGN” again!! By that time there will be a lot of Republicans, Democrats, the Biden’s, McConnell’s and the like’s (DOJ, FBI} in Prison or getting ready to go to PRISON!! 1 of 74,000,000 American Patriots (not Republicans but Conservative Independents) Ultra MAGAN’S ready to right the ship NOW!!!
No Democrat Bill should even get to House for Vote period Remember they would not let any Republic Bill get there Period Democrats are out of Business and going to out too No more Democrats Party EVER
Trump must run, and he must win, or it will be dooms-day for America. He is the only one who can prevent the fall of America.
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