Senate Dems Dangle 14th Amendment To Keep Trump From Office


Several Senate Democrats have not ruled out trying to prevent former President Donald Trump from holding future office by using a constitutional amendment originally created to keep Confederates from serving in the post-Civil War government.

With an unlikely 67 votes needed to convict Trump in the ongoing Senate impeachment trial, some Democrats have discussed invoking the 14th Amendment of the Constitution to keep Trump from office.

Such legislation would require a simple-majority vote. If Democrats and Republicans vote along party lines in the current 50-50 Senate makeup, Vice President Kamala Harris could cast a tiebreaking vote.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N. Y., on Thursday did not rule out the possibility, per Fox News.

“We’re first going to finish the impeachment trial and then Democrats will get together and discuss where we go next,” Schumer said.

The House impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection” following the Jan. 6 riot at the U. S. Capitol.

For several weeks, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., h… (Read more)

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