A bunch of 40 Home Democrats, led by Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), launched laws on Thursday to bar former President Trump from holding future federal workplace underneath the 14th Modification.
Part 3 of the modification states that nobody who beforehand took an oath to help the Structure and engaged in “revolt or rebel” shall “maintain any workplace, civil or navy, underneath the USA.”
Cicilline mentioned in a launch asserting the laws that Trump “very clearly” engaged in an revolt on Jan. 6, 2021, with the intention of overturning the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.
“You don’t get to steer a authorities you tried to destroy,” he mentioned.
The discharge states that the invoice contains testimony and proof demonstrating how Trump engaged within the revolt.
The invoice additionally particularly describes how Trump helped encourage the violence on Jan. 6, tried to intimidate state and federal officers when they didn’t help his false claims of the election being stolen and refused to denounce the mob that stormed the Capitol for hours throughout the riot.
“The 14th Modification makes clear that based mostly on his previous conduct, Donald Trump is disqualified from ever holding federal workplace once more and, underneath Part 5, Congress has the facility to go laws to implement this prohibition,” Cicilline mentioned.
Cicilline, who served as an impeachment supervisor throughout Trump’s first impeachment, despatched a letter to his Democratic colleagues final month to solicit co-sponsors for a invoice to bar Trump from workplace.
Trump was impeached on a cost of “incitement of revolt” within the aftermath of Jan. 6, however he was acquitted by the Senate. This was the second time Trump was impeached, with the primary coming in December 2019.
Final month, Trump turned the primary main candidate to announce a run for the presidency in 2024.
The 14th Modification was ratified within the aftermath of the Civil Conflict, when ex-Confederates and seceded states rejoined the Union.