Democrats are pushing for action to prevent Trump from taking office

A group of House Democrats are backing legislation banning former President Donald Trump from ever holding office again.

That legislation accuses Trump of involvement in “riots” and refers to the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution to claim Trump is not eligible for re-election.

“No one shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or an Elector to the President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, in the United States or in any other State who, having previously taken an oath, shall serve as a Member of Congress or as an official of the United States, or as a member of a state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to uphold the Constitution of the United States, have taken part in an insurrection or rebellion, or have given aid or comfort to enemies thereof” , a part of 14th amendment Conditions.

Trump, who previously served as president from early 2017 to early 2021, announced last month that he was running for president again.

“Pursuant to Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Donald J. Trump shall not hold office for re-election as President of the United States or for any office, civil or military, in the United States,” the measure explained.

Democratic Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island is driving the initiative along with more than three dozen original co-sponsors.

“Donald Trump was clearly engaged in a riot on January 6, 2021 with intent to overturn the legitimate and fair results of the 2020 election. You cannot run a government that you have tried to destroy,” Cicilline said, according to a press release. “The 14th Amendment makes it clear that Donald Trump’s past conduct disqualifies him from ever holding federal office again, and that Congress has the authority under Section 5 to pass legislation implementing that prohibition.” Democrats are pushing for action to prevent Trump from taking office

Laura Coffey

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