Radical Left Still Threatening The 14th Amendment After Trial

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) did not foreclose on Thursday the option of invoking the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to bar former President Donald Trump from holding office again.

“We’re first going to finish the impeachment trial and then Democrats will get together and discuss where we go next,” Schumer told reporters at the U.S. Capitol when asked about the possibility of using the amendment if the Senate acquits Trump, as it is expected to do.

Section three of the Amendment says that no one shall serve in Congress or become president or vice president, among other positions, if they have previously taken an oath as a federal or state official but “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

“The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article,” the amendment states.

But legislation would require 67 votes in the Senate, which would mean convincing 17 Republicans to support it even if every single Democrat did.

That’s the same threshold that Democrats face for an impeachment conviction.

But Constitutional scholar Rick Green told The Epoch Times that he believes Democrats will try to “create a scenario where they piece together these different parts of the Constitution to be able to get a vote with a majority based on the 14th amendment.”

By citing different parts of the Constitution, Green believes Democrats may try to allege they only need a majority, not a supermajority.

If they succeed, Trump could take the matter to the Supreme Court.

 

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4 comments

  • A whole bunch of them need to be removed since they act like kings and queens (and appears this is part of their narcissistic personalities or thoughts) and they are above the law. when did it become ok to make your own rules as we go along? That is what these people do. It has to end. They are never going to let the American people have peace let alone president Trump, until the are held accountable for their actions to the American people, that is all of us regardless of party. It is time ALL Americans get educated on what they need to do. Start getting these people removed and start running for offices.

    Roxy
  • When are the far left going to stop wasting tax payers time and money? They have nothing better to do than constantly attack Trump. It’s psychotic.

    Trump 2024. MAGA
  • If this is all they have to do, then they all need to be removed. They are worthless. Way overpaid, and underworked.

    Carol Schewe
  • That would be nice if the House Managers get removed.

    Cheryl Kurszewski

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