It seems like the Dems have dedicated their entire lives trying to get rid of President Trump.
The only problem is they keep failing miserably!
After Trump was acquitted of his second sham impeachment, Democrats are now exploring options to enact the 14th Amendment.
The reason Dems are eyeing the 14th Amendment now is that one section of it states that anyone “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the US cannot hold public office.
To prevent Trump from holding office again, a simple majority of Congress must now pass a resolution invoking Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone from holding office who has "engaged in insurrection" against the United States.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 13, 2021
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 14, 2021
Business Insider added more details on how Dems will use the 14th Amendment:
In the wake of the Capitol siege, some US lawmakers have called for President Donald Trump, and some of their congressional colleagues, to be removed from office or prevented from ever holding office again in the future — and they may invoke the 14th Amendment to do it.
The 14th Amendment was adopted in 1868 and is mostly known for granting citizenship rights and equal protection under the law to anyone born or naturalized in the US, including Black people and those formerly enslaved.
The amendment nullified the 1857 Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sandford, which held that people of African descent could not be US citizens.
However, one section of the amendment blocks someone from holding office who, having previously made an oath to the Constitution, has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the US.
“Congress could … authorize the attorney general to bring an action to enforce Section 3 against Trump before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit (or a 3-judge federal district court panel) and allow for immediate, expedited appeal to SCOTUS.”https://t.co/VbpoCTrPnB
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 14, 2021
The Boston Herald got the scoop too:
Democrats wasted no time following the Senate acquittal of former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, raising immediately the prospect of blocking him from ever holding office again by taking action under the 14th Amendment.
One of those Dems floating the 14th Amendment vote to bar Trump from future office was the newest member of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, Jake Auchincloss.
“Going forward there are other avenues for accountability, including the 14th Amendment to ensure that Donald Trump can never run for president again, and I think we should pursue that,” Auchincloss, who represents the Bay State’s 4th Congressional District, said on MSNBC.
A majority of senators on Saturday voted to convict Trump in his historic second impeachment trial, but the 57 senators voting in favor came up short of the necessary two-thirds, resulting in his acquittal.