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House Democrats Introduce Legislation That Would Bar Trump From The Presidency

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Democratic Rep. David N. Cicilline of Rhode Island, along with 40 other Democratic House representatives, introduced a bill Thursday that would ban former President Donald Trump from serving a second term.

Trump announced on Nov. 15 that he was running for a second term during an event at Mar-a-Lago just days after the midterm elections. Cicilline claimed that Trump’s involvement on Jan. 6 made Trump unfit for office by engaging in “insurrection,” according to the press release about the bill.

“Donald Trump very clearly engaged in an insurrection on January 6, 2021, with the intention of overturning the lawful and fair results of the 2020 election. You don’t get to lead a government you tried to destroy,” Cicilline stated in the press release. “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.”

The 28-page bill justifies barring Trump from holding any elected office “civil or military” by invoking Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The 1868 amendment was used to justify barring former Confederates from holding federal office after the Civil War.

Findings from the Jan. 6 hearings made up a large portion of the bill. Additionally, the bill also cites former Vice President Mike Pence’s book “So Help Me God” as evidence against Trump.

“Mr. Pence wrote in his book that Mr. Trump told him that ‘[Mr. Pence had] the absolute right to reject electoral votes,’ and told Mr. Pence ‘You can be a historic figure…but if you wimp out, you’re just another somebody,’” the bill stated.

Cicilline, Pence and Trump did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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3 Comments

  1. Maybe somebody should dig into the Congressman’s past and see if there is any dirt he is covering. To get where he is there is definitely something I am sure. Then turn the tables on him!

  2. Our country has lost any control of its federal agencies, the most dangerous of them all is the Federal Intelligence Complex. The Marxist strategy of “ the long march through our institutions “ is complete now.
    Comey, McCabe, Clapper, Brennan, Wray, Garland…. the list is endless and this list is just in the intelligence agencies. The federal employees, schooled by “Frankfurt School” professors and college administrators , are now in the work places and now working diligently in the federal government. They have overwhelmed our country’s defenses now. The DNC is a Marxist cabal. These Marxists have our educational system now. Congressional republicans have allowed this , year in and year out. A National wake up call is long overdue and we may be too late . Hard to find any silver lining on the horizon.

  3. The Dems fear Trump so much because he fights for America and it citizens which scares the crap out of the “We Hate America” leftist criminals. Too bad for them their latest attempt to stop Trump will fail like all the others.

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