That pesky ol’ Constitution that the Republicans claim to love (while also simultaneously decreeing it should be torn up, except for the 2nd Amendment and go figure) is getting in the way again:
A group of 40 House Democrats, led by Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), introduced legislation on Thursday to bar former President Trump from holding future federal office under the 14th Amendment.
Section 3 of the amendment states that no one who previously took an oath to support the Constitution and engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” shall “hold any office, civil or military, under the United States.”
The release states that the bill includes testimony and evidence demonstrating how Trump engaged in the insurrection.
The bill also specifically describes how Trump helped encourage the violence on Jan. 6, tried to intimidate state and federal officials when they did not support his false claims of the election being stolen and refused to denounce the mob that stormed the Capitol for hours during the riot.
“The 14th Amendment makes clear that based on his past behavior, Donald Trump is disqualified from ever holding federal office again and, under Section 5, Congress has the power to pass legislation to implement this prohibition,” Cicilline said.
Well, that would get rid of most of the Republican Party, including would-be Speaker of the House K-Mac (who is really bad at his job) and nutters like Rep. 3-Toes and Bang-Bang Boebert. So this is unlikely to go anywhere, but it is interesting to note for future historians that this was a thing.