House Democrats have introduced a bill to block President Donald Trump from running in the 2024 election.
41 Democrats filed the legislation on Thursday.
The bill seeks to disqualify Trump from running for president by citing section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
The Democrats falsely claim that Trump led “an insurrection” against the U.S. government, which would bar anyone from running for federal office.
“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,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) alleged, without evidence, in a press release.
“You don’t get to lead a government you tried to destroy,” Cicilline continues.
“Even Mitch McConnell admits that Trump bears responsibility, saying on the Senate floor that ‘[t]here’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.’
“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.”
Among those 41 Democrats seeking to deprive Trump of 2024 eligibility are radicals Reps. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-M).
Section 3 of the 14 Amendment states:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President… who, having previously taken an oath… shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.
But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
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Democrats are likely focusing on the words “insurrection or rebellion,” tied to January 6, to disqualify Trump from seeking office.
However, Trump has never “engaged in insurrection or rebellion,” while in office or otherwise.
Such disqualification demands evidence that Trump committed “insurrection or rebellion.”
Yet so far, Democrats have failed to produce any evidence that Trump was involved in Jan. 6, or that the Capitol riot was a so-called “insurrection.”