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Mon Jun 26, 2023, 12:03 PM Jun 2023

R. Reich: How To Bar (trump) An Insurrectionist From Office

Last edited Tue Jun 27, 2023, 06:01 AM - Edit history (4)

Thursday, June 22, 2023
This applies to Donald Trump. He cannot again be entrusted with public office. He led an insurrection!

Donald Trump should not be allowed on the ballot.

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment prohibits anyone who has held public office and taken an oath to protect the Constitution from holding office again if they “have engaged in insurrection” against the United States.

This key provision was enacted after the Civil War to prevent those who rose up against our democracy from ever being allowed to hold office again.

He refused to concede the results of the 2020 election, claiming it was stolen, even when many in his inner circle, including his own attorney general, told him it was not.

Trump then pushed state officials to change vote counts, hatched a plot to name fake electors, tried to pressure his vice president into refusing to certify the Electoral College votes, had his allies seek access to voting-machine data, and summoned his supporters to attack the capitol on January 6th to disrupt the formal recognition of the presidential election results.

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